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Teachers Learning Resource Centre High School Resources Year 7 and 8 Health & Physical Education

Health & Physical Education

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  • Teacher notes

      Read the teacher notes first for instructions and suggested learning pathways. You can then choose to teach all 3 lessons or select a couple of activities which suit your students best.

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  • Lesson 1: Physical activity on the rail network: bringing in ideas

      Students brainstorm everything they know about the physical activity of people in and around the rail network using hexagons. They investigate risks to the health and wellbeing of people moving in and around the rail network in their local area and organise a ‘safety walk’ with members of a group in the community who might be at risk of injury near tracks, e.g. falls. They use a hazard checklist to help manage pedestrian hazards and write a report on the risks and hazards they discovered on their safety walk.

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      HookED Hexagon Template

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  • Lesson 2: Physical activity on the rail network: connecting ideas

      Students analyse reasons why people might act in unsafe ways on the rail network using ‘Dumb Ways to Die’ as a stimulus. They investigate explicit and implicit influences and the impact of emotions on their own behaviour, and use the plus, minus, interesting strategy to look at peer pressure situations.

       

      Students then work in groups to develop a role play describing an unsafe behaviour on the rail network caused by peer pressure or bullying. They deliver their role plays and use the ‘Augusto Boal Forum Theatre’ technique to replay the scene, where a student in the audience jumps in to change the situation, managing the peer pressure or bullying in a way that keeps the student safe. They then analyse media reports on young people’s hazardous interactions with the rail corridor and explain how emotions, dispositions and decision making can affect outcomes for young people on and around the rail network.

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      HookED Hexagon Template

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      Media and multimodal texts

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  • Lesson 3: Creating ways to positively influence hazardous physical activity on the rail network

      Students explore how they can make a place on or around the local rail network safer for young people. They make a set of trading cards to help others manage peer pressure to act unsafely on and around the rail network. They make decisions about actions to help young people move safely on or around a place on the local rail network and choose the best solution. They write a proposal or action plan to help enact this solution and contact a youth advocacy agency to help take their proposal further.