Activity Introduction

Subjects: Health and Physical Education

Year levels: Years 9 & 10

Topics: Social Issues, Health & Wellbeing

Teaching time: 65 minutes

Quick summary: Students will explore the difference between dehumanising and humanising behaviours and how these can manifest into racist attitudes and beliefs. They will examine the power of values, and how the value of kindness can act as a powerful antidote to hatred.

It is recommended that this lesson is delivered as part of the Tackling Racism Through Sport unit. This will help students to strengthen their understanding of these concepts and inspire them to have healthy and constructive conversations about race and racism. It may also support students to challenge racist behaviours and attitudes in themselves and others.

21st century skills: 

CommunicatingCritical ThinkingEmpathyFlexibilitySocial Skills              

Australian Curriculum Mapping

Content descriptions: 

Years 9 & 10 Health and Physical Education:

  • Evaluate the influence of respect, empathy, power and coercion on establishing and maintaining respectful relationships (AC9HP10P04)
  • Propose strategies and actions individuals and groups can implement to challenge biases, stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination, and promote inclusion in their communities (AC9HP10P05)
  • Evaluate emotional responses in different situations to refine strategies for managing emotions (AC9HP10P06)
  • Plan, justify and critique strategies to enhance their own and others’ health, safety, relationships and wellbeing (AC9HP10P10)

Syllabus outcomes: PDHPE5.3, PDHPE5.11, PDHPE5.13, PDHPE5.16.

General capabilities: Literacy, Critical and Creative Thinking, Intercultural Understanding, Personal and Social Capability.

Relevant parts of Years 9 & 10 Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students propose and evaluate personal strategies to manage their identities, emotions and responses to change. They evaluate how attitudes and beliefs about equality, respect, diversity and inclusion influence the nature and quality of relationships. Students propose and justify strategies to manage online and offline situations where their own or others’ health, safety, relationships or wellbeing may be at risk.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – this lesson requires you to facilitate class discussions and provide students with instruction in activities.

Resources required:

  • Device capable of presenting a video to the class
  • Lined paper or a small journal for each student
  • Student worksheet – one per student
  • Values Map – one colour copy per student (optional)
  • Whiteboard.

 

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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Cool Australia would like to thank Reflect Forward for supporting the development of these lessons. Reflect Forward is a joint movement between racism education company One Love Australia and the Australian sports industry. It’s about starting an ongoing conversation about racism in sport and working towards eliminating it at all levels throughout Australia.

Worksheets

Teacher Worksheet

Teacher Preparation

Learning intentions: Students will...

  • … understand the difference between dehumanising and humanising behaviours
  • … explore the commonalities, key themes and differences in the perspectives of others and themselves.

Success criteria: Students can…

  • … work together to create a values map
  • … apply their prior knowledge to new concepts.

Teacher content information:

About Reflect Forward
Reflect Forward is a joint movement between racism education company One Love Australia and the Australian sports industry. It is about starting an ongoing conversation about racism in sport, and working towards eliminating it at all levels throughout Australia.

It is imperative that we take action against racism as there are no reasons or excuses for racist attitudes or behaviours. Reflect Forward encourages people to be brave and question what they believe, and why, to figure out if it holds true for the person they want to be.

Racism in Australia
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Student Worksheet

Acting With Kindness - Student Worksheet

Learning intentions:

  • You will understand the difference between dehumanising and humanising behaviours
  • You will be able to apply your prior knowledge to new concepts
  • You will explore the commonalities, key themes and differences in the perspectives of others and yourself.

Success criteria: 

  • You know the difference between dehumanising and humanising behaviours
  • You can apply your prior knowledge to new concepts
  • You can explore the commonalities, key themes and differences in the perspectives of others

Values

My favourite five values:

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Journal Entry

Write a journal entry in response to the guiding questions.

Guiding questions:

  • How might acting with kindness have changed the outcome/response of a scenario you were involved in or witnessed?
  • How may this improve the mental health of those who experience generalisation and judgement?
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