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.
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.
- 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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