Resources

Use these resources and other resources from the physical literacy section to plan and deliver PDHPE.

Consider the following questions when developing teaching and learning units

  • What key messages do you want students to take away?
  • Why does this learning matter?

Sample units and assessments

Personal development/health

Anaphylaxis (DOCX 58.9KB) unit of work is a sequence of activities and advice for teachers in developing understanding of anaphylaxis as a medical condition that affect young people. Students identify the causes, signs, symptoms and risk factors for an anaphylactic reaction and learn about strategies to minimise the risk of anaphylaxis.

Understanding cultural differences (DOCX 63.7KB) is an integrated unit of work is focused on developing an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal cultures through participating in traditional Aboriginal games.

Cultural dance assessment (DOCX 49KB) allows students to demonstrate learning through collaborative composition and performance of a dance.

Bend It Like Beckham (DOCX 52.1KB) is an integrated unit of work designed to explore challenges, including identity, gender stereotypes and clash of cultural beliefs. Students investigate how to overcome challenges and apply to their own identity and lives. Concurrently student experience practical application of movement skills in the context of soccer.

Preparing for Work (DOCX 43.7KB) analyses skills and qualities that are required in the workforce by employees. Students investigate and explore a range of careers or job opportunities that are desirable for them. Students develop a resume and a general cover letter that could be used to apply for work.

Local Opportunities for Physical Activity (DOCX 43.1KB) encourages students to create a video file showcasing opportunities for physical activity that interest them in their local area using mobile apps or computer software.

Crash Investigation (DOCX 44.1KB) is a road safety education activity to explore the major causal factors that contribute to car crashes.

First Aid on the Road (DOCX 44.1KB) is an activity designed to assist students to practise the steps to take in the event of a car crash.

Design a Modified Physical Activity (DOCX 44.1KB) encourages  students to design and teach a modified physical activity to improve performance and promote safe participation in practical situations.

Backyard Games (DOCX 52.8 KB) explores how physical activity can be easily incorporated into everyday life. Lessons involve students working in small groups, independently, using a variety of equipment in new environments.

Body Dissatisfaction – No Weigh! (DOCX 321KB) builds student understanding of socio-cultural influences and perceptions related to body image. Students challenge the social construction of beauty and consider the benefits of healthy eating habits and a positive sense of self for good health and wellbeing.

Mechanical Principles of Movement (DOCX 43.6 KB) explores how we absorb and apply force, use balance, stability and momentum whilst performing movement. Students will video each other participating in an individual movement activity of their choice.

Physical Education

Skills and strategies for striking/fielding games (PDF 0.8 MB) focuses on tactical movement and movement skill and performance across a range of striking/fielding games. This unit has a number of assessment for learning strategies.

Decision making net/wall/court game assessment (DOCX 54.5KB) involves students observing a peer's game play in a 2 v 2 game. They tally and provide feedback on the appropriate and inappropriate decisions made when selecting what to do with the ball during the games.

Skill execution peer assessment net/wall/court game assessment (DOCX 46.2KB) involves students observing a peer's game play in a 2 v 2 game. They make judgements and provide feedback on the efficiency and effectiveness of skill execution.

Solving a tactical problem peer assessment (DOCX 67.1KB) involves students identifying how to maintain possession of the ball in a 5 v 5 game.

Two hand strike skills and strategies striking/fielding games assessment (DOCX 115KB) involves students observing a peer's game play in a striking/fielding game. They tally and provide feedback on the appropriate and inappropriate decisions made when selecting what to do during the game.

Overarm throw skill and strategies peer and self assessment striking/field games (DOCX 347KB) involves students observing their own or a peer's performance of an overarm throw. They make judgements and provide feedback on the efficiency and effectiveness of skill execution.

Using space in strategic planning for striking/fielding games assessment (DOCX 52KB) allows students to explain how they apply critical thinking and decision making to create plans and apply tactics in games.

Fielding skills in striking/fielding games assessment (DOCX 47.7KB) involves students observing a peer's game play in a striking/fielding game. They tally and provide feedback on the appropriate and inappropriate decisions made when fielding the ball.

Skilled to perform (PDF 173 KB) engages students in activities that develop the skills required to adjust and modify movements for improved skill development and performance in increasingly complex and challenging situations.

Ballroom blitz assessment – dance focus (DOCX 48.4KB) requires students to choreograph and perform movement inspired from, but not limited to, the basic steps of their chosen dance style.

Invasion game performance assessment (DOCX 45.8KB) involves students observing a peer's game play in a 3 v 3 game. They tally and provide feedback on the appropriate and inappropriate decisions ma de when selecting what to do with the ball during the game.

Literacy activities

Use the following activities to support literacy learning in your PDHPE classroom

Stage 4

Read aloud Think aloud Healthy Food Habits (DOCX 50.7KB) This teaching idea uses the Read Aloud, Think Aloud* strategy to deconstruct text. The strategy is be modelled to deconstruct the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating poster. Students then work in pairs to use a guided approach to deconstruct the Healthy eating for children and Healthy eating for adults brochures to gather additional information.

Running Dictation Risk (DOCX 48.1KB) This teaching idea uses the running dictation strategy to interpret text and engage reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Stage 5

Road safety education (DOCX 47.4KB) encourages students to decode, interpret, question, challenge and evaluate a music video clip as a text that communicates messages through both visual images and words or lyrics.

Healthy Food Habits (DOCX 50KB) This teaching idea is designed to use text sets  to increase the range and volume of sources students use within a health or physical activity related context or focus area.

View Interpret Share Road Safety Education (DOCX 48.3KB) This teaching idea is designed to view and interpret visual texts to identify the major causal factors in road and traffic related injuries.

Other resources

Road safety education offers support from the department's road safety education team. Access up-to-date resources, professional learning, policy advice and support for road safety in the school environment.

Playing for life resources include activity cards containing a variety of games designed to develop the skills of a range of physical activities. Cards can be filtered and searched based on the stage of learning, the movement skill in focus or the category of game.

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