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.
- 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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