Subjects: Health and Physical Education, Civics and Citizenship
Year level: Years 9 & 10
Topics: Health & Wellbeing, Social Issues, Organ and Tissue Donation
Teaching time: 80 minutes
Quick summary: In this lesson, students will consider what groups they belong to and what values these groups share. Students will then investigate two case studies of civic engagement around the issue of organ donation. Finally, students will use what they have learnt to develop their own poster to engage a target community group.
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:
Critique behaviours and contextual factors that influence health and wellbeing of diverse communities (ACPPS098)
Years 9 Civics and Citizenship:
- How and why individuals and groups, including religious groups, participate in and contribute to civic life (ACHCK079)
Syllabus outcomes: PDHPE5.13
General capabilities: Literacy, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability
Relevant parts of Years 9 & 10 Health and Physical Education 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.
Relevant parts of Year 9 Civics and Citizenship achievement standards: Students compare and account for different interpretations and points of view on civics and citizenship issues and analyse 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 and support students in group work.
- A device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Religion And Organ Donation Article
- Record-breaking Campaign Article
- 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.