Quick summary: This lesson explores key themes showcased in the AFLW ‘Player Stories’ vlog-doc: ‘A New Hero – Sabrina Frederick-Traub’. Students will complete a ‘Think-Pair-Share’ visible thinking routine to establish what they understand about identity, then view ‘A Strong Foundation’ and frame their viewpoints about stereotypes by responding in groups to a set of prompts. Students will share their understanding of gender stereotypes in a ‘Stand on the line’ activity, then work with their peers to identify the ways Sabrina overcame the stereotypes she faced as a female Australian rules footballer.
This lesson has been developed in conjunction with the AFLW in celebration of the advancement of women in sport and the promotion of equal opportunity for all people in all facets of life.
- Students understand stereotypes and stereotypical thinking.
- Students identify stereotypes as an influencer of identity.
- Students identify strategies to overcome stereotypes.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 9 & 10 Health and Physical Education
- Evaluate factors that shape identities and critically analyse how individuals impact the identities of others (ACPPS089)
- Investigate how empathy and ethical decision making contribute to respectful relationships (ACPPS093)
Syllabus outcomes: PDHPE 5.1, 5.3, 5.11, 5.13.
Relevant parts of Year 9 & 10 HPE 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 apply decision-making and problem-solving skills when taking action to enhance their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing.
General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Personal and Social Capacity.
Topic: Social Issues.
Unit of work: AFLW – HPE.
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
Resources required: Student Worksheets – printed, one copy per student. Device capable of presenting a video to the class. Chalk-Talk visible thinking routine prompts (printed, enough for one per group of 3-4). ‘Strongly agree’ and ‘Strongly disagree’ signs, printed. Blu-Tack. Mind-Map: Strategies to Overcome Stereotypes (printed, enough for one per group of 3-4).
Keywords: AFLW, stereotype, societal norms, expectations, adversity, resilience, strategies.
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