Subjects: Health and Physical Education, Music, Civics and Citizenship
Year level: Years 9 & 10
Topics: Health & Wellbeing, Social Issues, Organ and Tissue Donation
Teaching time: 85 minutes
Quick summary: In this lesson, students compare two popular songs that inspire community spirit and celebrate the ways we can give back to our community, including organ and tissue donation. Students then write their own lyrics or create a music video concept to inspire social change.
This lesson has been created in partnership with DonateLife to get young Australians talking about organ and tissue donation.
Organ, eye and tissue donation saves lives, restores health and improves the quality of life for thousands of Australians each year. But did you know that only 2% of people who die in hospitals each year can be considered for organ donation? One organ donor can save the lives of up to seven people and help many more through eye and tissue donation.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Years 9 & 10 Health and Physical Education:
- Investigate how empathy and ethical decision making contribute to respectful relationships (ACPPS093)
- Plan, implement and critique strategies to enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities (ACPPS096)
Years 9 & 10 Music:
- Analyse a range of music from contemporary and past times to explore differing viewpoints and enrich their music-making, starting with Australian music, including music of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, and consider music in international contexts (ACAMUR105)
Years 9 & 10 Civics and Citizenship:
Syllabus outcomes: PDHPE5.3, PDHPE5.6, PDHPE5.7, PDHPE5.8, PDHPE5.11, PDHPE5.13, MUS5.7, MUS5.11, MUS5.12
General capabilities: Literacy
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
Relevant parts of Years 9 & 10 Health and Physical Education achievement standards: By the end of Year 10, students critically analyse contextual factors that influence identities, relationships, decisions and behaviours. They evaluate the outcomes of emotional responses to different situations.
Relevant parts of Years 9 & 10 Music achievement standards: Students analyse different scores and performances aurally and visually. They use their understanding of music-making in different cultures, times and places to inform and shape their interpretations, performances and compositions.
Relevant parts of Years 10 Civics and Citizenship achievement standards: Students account for and evaluate different interpretations and points of view on civics and citizenship issues. They evaluate ways they can be active and informed citizens in different contexts.
This lesson is part of the wider unit of work DonateLife: Exploring Organ and Tissue Donation – Years 9 & 10.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
- A device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.