Quick summary: This lesson explores key themes showcased in the AFLW ‘Player Stories’ vlog-doc: ‘A New Hero – Sabrina Frederick-Traub’. Students will explore stereotypes and how stereotypes impact upon identity through the lens of dynamic AFLW player Sabrina Frederick-Traub. Students view Episode 1 of ‘A New Hero – Sabrina Frederick-Traub’ and discuss what they observe in the clip. They will explore the concept of gender stereotypes by listing activities, categorising them according to whether they are stereotypically female or male. Students then seek inspiration from Sabrina and work together to identify strategies to overcome stereotypical thinking.
- Students understand the impact of stereotypes on identity.
- Students engage with an inspiring role model for overcoming stereotypes.
- Students reflect on staying true to oneself as a strategy for well-being.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 7 & 8 Health and Physical Education
- Investigate the impact of transitions and change on identities (ACPPS070)
- Investigate and select strategies to promote health and wellbeing (ACPPS073)
Syllabus outcomes: PDHPE 4.1, 4.2, 4.3
Relevant parts of Year 7 & 8 HPE achievement standards: Students apply personal and social skills to establish and maintain respectful relationships and promote safety, fair play and inclusivity. They demonstrate skills to make informed decisions, and propose and implement actions that promote 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 min.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
Resources required: Student Worksheets – one copy per student. Butcher’s paper, Blu-Tack, sticky-notes and marker pens. Device capable of presenting a video to the class.
Keywords: AFLW, identity, stereotype, stereotypical thinking, gender, adversity, resilience.
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