Quick summary: This lesson explores key themes showcased in the AFLW ‘Player Stories’ vlog-doc: ‘A New Hero – Sabrina Frederick-Traub’. Students will tune in to the concept of diversity by watching and reading about the experiences of dynamic AFLW player Sabrina Frederick-Traub. They will relate to the concept by sharing examples of what diversity looks like, then deepen their understanding by creating a collage to visually represent what diversity is, with the guidance of a quote. Students will share their visual representation with a wider audience, then reflect on their understanding of diversity in a short ‘Value of Diversity’ written statement.
- Students explore difference and diversity.
- Students express their perceptions of diversity.
- Students build confidence in supporting each other to build diversity.
21st century skills:
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Year 9 & 10 Health and Physical Education
- Evaluate factors that shape identities and critically analyse how individuals impact the identities of others (ACPPS089)
- Investigate how empathy and ethical decision making contribute to respectful relationships (ACPPS093)
Syllabus outcomes: PDHPE 5.1, 5.3, 5.11, 5.13.
Relevant parts of Year 9 & 10 HPE achievement standards: Students critically analyse contextual factors that influence identities, relationships, decisions and behaviours. They analyse the impact attitudes and beliefs about diversity have on community connection and wellbeing. They apply decision-making and problem-solving skills when taking action to enhance 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 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion.
Resources required: Student Worksheets – printed, one copy per student. Device capable of presenting a video to the class. Diversity definition display, Diversity prompts (printed). Web-enabled devices (one per student if possible).
If working on collages manually: paper, sticky-notes, scissors, glue and coloured markers, Blu-Tack.
Keywords: AFLW, difference, diversity, sexual orientation, gender, equality.
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