Quick summary: In this Health and Physical Education (HPE) lesson, students will consider the importance of seeking help and articulate their existing support networks. The class will analyse and discuss a case study from the film ‘A Fire Inside’ of a community in need of help. Students will then create campaigns to support communities in need of help and address ways to gain support.
- Students can identify existing support networks
- Students can analyse and evaluate a case study to consider factors that impact wellbeing
- Students can propose a campaign to support communities in need of help.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Years 9 & 10 Health and Physical Education:
- Evaluate factors that shape identities and critically analyse how individuals impact the identities of others (ACPPS089)
- Plan, implement and critique strategies to enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities (ACPPS096)
- Plan and evaluate new and creative interventions that promote their own and others’ connection to community and natural and built environments (ACPPS097).
Syllabus outcomes: PDHPE5.1, PDHPE5.6, PDHPE5.9.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
Relevant parts of Year 9 & 10 HPE achievement standards:
By the end of Year 10, students critically analyse contextual factors that influence identities, relationships, decisions and behaviours. They analyse the impact attitudes and beliefs about diversity have on community connection and wellbeing. They evaluate the outcomes of emotional responses to different situations. Students propose and evaluate interventions to improve fitness and physical activity levels in their communities.
They apply decision-making and problem-solving skills when taking action to enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing.
Topic: Seeking and offering help
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work: A Fire Inside: Feature Documentary Years 7 to 10.
Time required: 70 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
- A device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student
- Post-it notes, whiteboard and markers
- Resources for making posters (either digital or paper and pencils).
Keywords: film, sustainability, health, wellbeing, support, resilience.
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