Activity Introduction

Quick summary: This lesson explores key themes showcased in the AFLW ‘Our 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.

 

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.

 

Learning intentions:

  • 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.

Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.

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Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions:

  • 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.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • … recognise stereotypes.
  • … form strategies to overcome stereotypes.

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Teacher content information:

Creating the AFL Women's League | Jan Cooper https://youtu.be/7Ja2NVpNc4U

Without recognition women lose their history. They do these extraordinary things, and then they are forgotten and denied to ever have existed, so women keep reinventing the wheel.
– Dr. Marjorie Snyder, the Senior Director of Research at the Women’s Sports Foundation.

Introducing AFLW
In 2015, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan announced that the AFL would launch a national women’s competition, fast-tracking plans from 2020 to 2017. This wasn’t only a courageous moment for the game and the wider sports industry, it opene

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Student Worksheet

Thought starter: “You can create your own identity.”

1. View 'A New Hero. Sabrina Frederick-Traub' Episode 1: 'A Strong Foundation’ and read through the text associated with the clip.

http://womens.afl/our-stories/sabrina-frederick-traub

Note: You will need to scroll down the webpage to find Episode 1: 'A Strong Foundation’ and associated text. 

2. On the mind-map below, note down the points made by Sabrina in 'A Strong Foundation’ that you find interesting, intriguing or worth talking more about.  

 

 

 

 

3. What is a stereotype? Note your ideas here: 

4. Discuss the following questions with a partner and note down the key points of your discussion:

  • What kind of stereotypes does Sabrina refer to in the video?

  • Why do we have stereotypes?

  • What effects do stereotypes have on young people?

  • What are some words that you would use to describe Sabrina?

  • What skills does Sabrina use to overcome stereotypes? 

5. Read through the text acco

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