Quick summary: This workshop provides an introduction to the Stop the Coward Punch campaign for your entire cohort. The aim of the session is to build awareness about the devastating effects of the coward punch and prepare students for further learning on the topic. They will explore some key facts and statistics about coward punches and consider the usefulness of using statistics in health promotion activities.
The STOP the Coward Punch education package aims to spread awareness about the devastating effects of the coward punch on our community. This education package was developed by a team of experts, including a youth worker, education specialist and specialist teachers and references the latest research and laws on coward punches.
- Students will be exposed to some of the statistics and facts about coward punches
- Students will understand the importance and success of the STOP the Coward Punch campaign
- Students will understand that coward punches often result in permanent consequences
- Students will understand the benefit of using research and statistics in health promotion activities.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Years 9 & 10 Health and Physical Education:
- Critically analyse and apply health information from a range of sources to health decisions and situations (ACPPS095)
- Plan, implement and critique strategies to enhance health, safety and wellbeing of their communities (ACPPS096)
Syllabus outcomes: PDHPE5.6, PDHPE5.7, PDHPE5.8
Relevant parts of Years 9 & 10 achievement standards:
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 access, synthesise and apply health information from credible sources to propose and justify responses to health situations.
Topic: Social Issues
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work STOP the Coward Punch: Supporting Resources.
Time required: 60 mins.
Facilitator role: Medium – lead discussions and deliver video presentations and slideshows.
- A5 or A6 pieces of paper or sticky notes – one for each student
- Coward Punch promotional items/prizes (optional)
- Device capable of presenting a video to the group
- Handling Sensitive Topics and Issues Factsheet
- Space large enough for the cohort, with room for them to move around.
Related professional development: Strategies for Dealing with Aggressive and Violent Behaviours
Keywords: coward punch, masculinity, anger, substances, the law, community impact, permanent consequences, violence, social groups, social construct, support networks
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.