What Is a Family? is an introductory lesson focusing on students’ own experiences and questions. It also includes a discussion of a book on families such as The Family Book by Todd Parr or The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman. It is natural for young children to notice differences. This lesson offers an opportunity to build classroom community by giving students a chance to share and learn about each other’s families. One of the learning objectives of this lesson is to teach children to accept and embrace differences and similarities amongst their families.