Health and physical education / Year 7 and 8 / Movement and Physical Activity / Understanding movement

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Curriculum content descriptions

Demonstrate and explain how the elements of effort, space, time, objects and people can enhance movement sequences (ACPMP084)

Elaborations
  • performing a range of movements and analysing technique based on understanding of take-off, body position and landing
  • demonstrating an understanding of how to adjust the angle of release of an object and how this will affect the height and distance of flight
  • creating, performing and appraising movement sequences that demonstrate variations in flow and levels
  • designing and refining movement concepts and strategies to manipulate space and their relationship to other players in this space
  • explaining how individual or team performance has improved through modifications to effort, space and time
General capabilities
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Sports,  Shape (Dance),  Spatial levels (Dance),  Human movement,  Movement pathways

Teacher resource

Sports ability

Sportsability is a suite of user-friendly, inclusive activity cards that have been designed to assist teachers in the delivery of sports-based activities that cater for all levels of ability. They provide activities for a variety of different game categories that assists in teaching children both general skills, and the ...

Interactive Resource

Sites2See: Surf safety

A webpage about surfing safety, dangerous waves and rips, and the history and science of surfing. A 'For Kids' section provides games and quizzes for young swimmers and surfers.

Teacher resource

Yulunga: kangaroo

Imitation activities were a favourite and popular activity for children everywhere. In one activity children would copy the actions of the kangaroo. This is a jumping relay race based on the actions of a kangaroo jumping. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians with a ...

Teacher resource

Move it mob style: class activities

This is a set of ten classroom activities related to the dance, music, health and culture content of the television program 'Move it mob style'. Each activity is based on an associated video, and activity sheets for students are provided. The videos cover a range of stories featuring young people engaging in visual arts, ...

Teacher resource

Disability Rights, Inclusion and Sport

This is a unit of work about disability rights, inclusion and sport. It explores: the benefits of valuing diversity; the physical, mental and social benefits of physical activity; and how diversity and difference can be respected through sport. The resource includes: an introduction, a focus, six lessons, learning outcomes, ...

Collection

GC2018 Embrace Learning: projects

The Embracing 2018 Global Education Program includes a variety classroom activities aligned to the Australian Curriculum using GC2018 as a context for learning. Queensland teachers can register and access the learning management system, all other users can access and download resources but not save the results online.

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Yulunga: inkanyi

Although not a universal activity, athletic events were common. In a part of central Australia the children would have running races together. The race was a cooperative effort. According to age, running speed and fitness levels, runners started at different distances and all players attempted to finish together. This activity ...

Interactive Resource

Invictus Games Sydney 2018 – PDHPE – Stage 4

This module, Sports science and biomechanics in elite and adaptive sports, introduces students to the concept of ‘marginal gains’. At the elite level, athletes and competitors seek to make targeted changes to their performance in order to achieve minor improvements. These marginal gains can be the difference needed to beat ...

Interactive Resource

Science talk 2007: Adam Cawley

An interview with Adam Cawley, a chemist and scientist from the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, who is an expert in drug testing in sport. Adam talks to a teacher from Killara High School about working as a chemist, and the challenges in drug testing.

Teacher resource

Yulunga: kungirruna

Various types of running and stepping games were played in many parts of Australia. This is a running and stepping activity in which players step on (or over) markers. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed to provide all Australians with a greater understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture ...

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Yulunga: tarnambai

Although not a universal activity, athletics-type events were common. On Tiwi (Bathurst) Island the children collected the seed heads of the ‘spring rolling grass’ (Spinifex hirsutis) that grew on the sand hills near the coast. These were taken to the beach and released. The children allowed these to be blown along by the ...

StillImage

Harbour swimming, Manly, 1960

This is a colour photograph depicting young children diving off a special apparatus at Manly Beach. The photograph was taken by Bill Brindle, who worked for the Australian News and Information Bureau. It is part of an online showcase called 'Summers Past'. Information about this particular item can be located in its educational ...

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Yulunga: meetcha boma

A hockey game was played by the Noongar people in the south of Western Australia. The game was called meetcha boma (‘nut striking’) in the Perth area. A meeja or meetcha (red gum nut) was used as the ball and a piece of wood with a crooked root (bandeegurt) as the hockey stick. The stick was generally bent into shape with ...

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Yulunga: jagera

A diving and underwater-swimming activity was played by the Jagera (or Jagara) people in the Brisbane area. The people would dive for white stones or bones that were thrown into the water. Children who played this game would also have contests of staying underwater, and underwater swimming races. A game of diving and retrieving ...

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Yulunga: pucho-pucho tau-i-malle

This stone rolling and stopping game was originally described as ‘stick-and-stone’ and was played by men in the Boulia district of Queensland. The Pitta-Pitta people referred to it as pucho-pucho tau-i-malle. This is a ball rolling and stopping activity involving two groups of players. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous ...

Dataset

Australian children's participation in cultural and leisure activities - dataset

The dataset provides statistics about children's participation in cultural and leisure activities since 2003 to the latest year of available data in Australia. It is periodically updated by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The dataset is in MS Excel format.

Teacher resource

Yulunga: kal boming

The Kal boming (fire-hitting) game was played by the Noongar people in the southern districts of Western Australia and called for both agility and strength. A fire was lit either on the ground or the top of a Balga or Xanthorrhoea (‘grass tree’). The players divided themselves into two teams. One side tried to put the fire ...

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Yulunga: epoo korio

Epoo korio was a wrestling game of the Kiwai people of Papua and some people in the northern parts of the Torres Strait Island region. This is a team game in which attackers attempt to knock over a mound of sand and defenders try to stop them. The level of physical contact is controlled. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous ...

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Yulunga: Tur-dur-er-rin

The lessons learned around the camp fire were often required for survival. Tur-dur-er-rin, war-rok-minder- neit, or work-ern-der-eit, was a wrestling game from Victoria in which the most skilful, or perhaps the strongest, proved to be the winner. The old men and women and the children acted as spectators and sat down around ...

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Yulunga: kaidu babu

This is a popular water game that was observed being played at Mabuiag Island in the Torres Strait region, by Margaret Lawrie in the 1960s. This is an underwater swimming game. The object of the game is to see who can swim the longest distance underwater. The Yulunga: Traditional Indigenous Games resource was developed ...