Subjects: Health and Physical Education
Year levels: Years 9 & 10
Topics: Social Issues, Health & Wellbeing
Teaching time: 60 minutes
Quick summary: Students will investigate how engaging in challenging conversations requires us to be supportive, honest and inclusive of the views, opinions and experiences of others. Students will watch a video of professional Australian soccer players reflecting on having conversations about racism. They will then engage in discussions about safety and practise having a challenging conversation about racism.
It is recommended that this lesson is delivered as the starting point 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:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Years 9 & 10 Health and Physical Education:
- Evaluate the influence of respect, empathy, power and coercion on establishing and maintaining respectful relationships (AC9HP10P04)
- 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, PDHPE5.6, PDHPE5.7, PDHPE5.8, 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: High – this lesson contains sensitive topics and teachers will need to be alert to the needs of students and the content of discussions, and ensure that students feel safe and that intended and unintended effects of racism are not perpetrated during the lesson.
- Access to an open space
- Butchers paper
- Device capable of presenting a video to the class
- Lined paper or a small journal for each student
- Lived Experience Conversation Card
- Student Worksheet – one per student.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.
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.