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

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Curriculum content descriptions

Participate in and investigate cultural and historical significance of a range of physical activities (ACPMP085)

  • examining how sport, physical activity and outdoor recreation pursuits have changed over the last century as a result of different cultural groups migrating to Australia
  • researching and participating in a range of physical activities that were performed in the early twentieth century, such as games from the Asia region
  • participating in culturally significant physical activities from around the globe and exploring the links to the culture and heritage of the country of origin of these activities
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Sporting culture,  Physical activity

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Kindred spirits: dancing our identity

Who are we and where do we belong? What and who decides our identity? People often ask these questions, and some may seek to discover the answers to them. In his dance piece entitled 'ID', choreographer Stephen Page explores what makes us similar, what makes us different and what gives us a sense of belonging. The clip ...


Dancing The Torres Strait winds to Life: Zey

Torres Strait Islander choreographer Elma Kris created the dance 'About' as an expression of the effects of the winds (Gub) on the land, sea and community. The four seasons in the Torres Strait Islands relate directly to the type and direction of the winds. Kris has explored the effects of the Zey (pronounced Zay) - cool ...


Phar Lap street ballad, 1932

This ballad, printed in Melbourne in 1932, commemorates the death of the champion racehorse Phar Lap. It begins: 'You all know a mighty racehorse, / And how he made his fame; / He was the wonder of the Turf, / And Phar Lap was his name...'. It was sung to the tune of 'The wearing of the green'.


GC2018 Embrace Learning: projects

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This is a 3 1/2-inch floppy disk containing the Apple Macintosh software game 'MacCricket'. The black-and-white printed text on the label reads: 'MacCricket TM / Gavin Tiplady / MacCricket is a Registered Trademark of Achernar Systems Pty Ltd'. Handwritten on the same label is a tick symbol, a scribbled-over red 'F' and ...


Storm II surfing kite by Flexifoil International, 2003

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Invictus Games Sydney 2018 – Science – Stage 5

Modern prosthetics are developed to offer comfort and practicality in a range of complex environments. This Stage 5 unit, The science and technology of prosthetics and the physics of movement, explores a number of technological advances in the field of prosthetics including material strength, sensors and actuators and osseointegration. ...


Rip Curl Ultimate Elasto wetsuit, 2003

This is a Rip Curl Ultimate Elasto one-piece wetsuit with full-length sleeves and knee-length legs, manufactured from rubber, nylon and metal by Rip Curl in 2003. The top half features a silver and cream design with the Rip Curl logo printed in the middle of the chest. The bottom of the suit is plain black. 'ULTIMATE ELASTO' ...


Skateboard, 1997

This is a skateboard, manufactured from metal, timber and plastic by Ocean and Australia, Australia. The trucks were manufactured by Cadillac and the wheels by Al Boglio in 1997. The skateboard comprises a flat timber plywood board slightly curved upwards at both ends with four wheels underneath. The deck is coloured with ...


Wearable GPS tracking device by GPSports Systems, 2003

This is a wearable SPI10 Sports Performance Indicator GPS tracking device designed and made by GPSports Systems in Australia and Vietnam in 2003. It is yellow and black, features four black buttons down the left side, has a small screen and is labelled 'GPSPORTS / SPI10'.


Invictus Games Sydney 2018 – Design and Technology – Stage 5

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Britax Integra bicycle helmet, 1991

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Men boxing in suburban hall, East Doncaster, 1953

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Horse-racing program - Victoria Racing Club, Spring Meeting, 1930

This is a soft-cover booklet containing a horse-racing program. The cover has a pale background and green lettering with some red detail. There is a drawing in green of a horse and rider. The booklet has a green border. On the cover is printed: 'CUP DAY / VICTORIA RACING CLUB / SPRING MEETING. / 1930. / Official Programme. ...


Hugh McKay at the Sunshine Bowling Club, c1910

This is a black-and-white photograph of inventor and industrialist Hugh McKay with members of the Sunshine Bowling Club, Melbourne, in about 1910. McKay stands on the bowling green with a number of bowling balls in front of him. A large number of men and women is grouped behind him, the majority wearing hats. The roof of ...


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