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

Investigate the benefits to individuals and communities of valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity (ACPPS079)

  • exploring how kinship and extended-family structures in different cultures support and enhance health and wellbeing
  • investigating how respecting diversity and challenging racism, sexism, disability discrimination and homophobia influence individual and community health and wellbeing
  • examining values and beliefs about cultural and social issues such as gender, race, violence, sexuality and ability ¬†and how resisting stereotypes can help students be themselves
  • researching how stereotypes and prejudice are challenged in local, national and global contexts
  • developing strategies to challenge narrow views of gender, race, violence, sexuality, gender diversity and ability to contribute to inclusive communities
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
  • Intercultural understanding Intercultural understanding
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
  • Ethical understanding Ethical understanding
ScOT terms

Discrimination,  Cultural diversity,  Stereotypes,  Marginalisation

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Learning area Health and physical education
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, ...

Moving Image

Difference Differently: inclusive Communities and Democracy

This short documentary follows a group of NSW primary and secondary students who came together to share and develop community initiatives aimed at increasing social inclusion and cohesion. The students’ proposals focus on a range of groups that experience discrimination, for example, on the basis of language, religion, ...