Quick summary: Students investigate how the body responds to natural disasters and analyse the factors influencing their emotions in situations where the human body triggers a fight, flight or freeze response. Students will be asked to reflect on their own experiences of when this response may have been triggered, further requiring students to identify the physical reactions their bodies experienced during this time.
Year Level: 7 & 8.
Topics: Health and Wellbeing, Sustainability and Climate Change.
Teaching Time: 70 minutes.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 7 HPE:
Syllabus outcomes: PDHPE4.3.
General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability.
Cross-curriculum priority: Sustainability.
Relevant parts of Year 7 & 8 HPE achievement standards:
Students analyse factors that influence emotional responses. They investigate strategies and practices that enhance their own, others’ and community health, safety and wellbeing. Students demonstrate skills to make informed decisions, and propose and implement actions that promote their own and others’ health, safety and wellbeing.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – teacher will need to facilitate class discussion and actively prompt students to reflect and build upon their learning and understanding.
- A device capable of presenting a video and images to the class
- Student Worksheets – one copy per student.
Related Professional Development: We encourage you to undertake the free PD Course How to teach a unit on fire and flood resilience for tips on how to best deliver this lesson.
If you’re concerned about the challenging nature of these topics, consider the free PD Course How to approach trauma in the classroom for information on how best to support your students.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.