Quick summary: In this lesson, students will explore the causes and consequences of violence. They will explore psychological models and types of aggression to determine why some people might behave aggressively.
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 understand that violence starts with aggression
- Students will learn about the different models and types of aggression.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Years 7 & 8 Health and Physical Education:
- Analyse factors that influence emotions, and develop strategies to demonstrate empathy and sensitivity (ACPPS075)
Syllabus outcomes: PDHPE4.3, PDHPE4.11, PDHPE4.13
General capabilities: Literacy, Personal and Social Capability
Relevant parts of Years 7 & 8 achievement standards: Students analyse factors that influence emotional responses.
Topic: Social Issues
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work STOP the Coward Punch: HPE – Years 7 & 8.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – teacher will need to support students as they work through the various models, theories and activities presented in the lesson.
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
Related professional development: Strategies for Dealing with Aggressive and Violent Behaviours
Keywords: coward punch, aggression, violence, models, theory, psychology, instinct, frustration, impulsive, instrumental
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.