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Health and physical education / Year 7 and 8 / Personal, Social and Community Health / Contributing to healthy and active communities

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Curriculum content descriptions

Plan and implement strategies for connecting to natural and built environments to promote the health and wellbeing of their communities (ACPPS078)

Elaborations
  • identifying local natural resources and built environments where individuals and groups can connect as a community and participate in physical and social activities
  • reflecting on the physical, social, emotional and spiritual benefits to health and wellbeing of being outdoors and of being active in a natural setting
  • promoting an understanding of minimal-impact outdoor recreation in the local area
  • exploring how a sense of connection to Country/Place sustains the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and communities
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
Cross-curriculum priorities
ScOT terms

Human settlements,  Wellbeing

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