Your body is a wonderland

A Stage 4 integrated unit that encourages students to focus on how the body functions. This includes the impact of hormones on the body, the brain, and the body’s response to hormones in relation to mental health, food and nutrition, and physical activity.

Consider the following questions when adapting or developing teaching and learning units.

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

The following sample resource can be adapted by teachers to suit the individual needs of their students. Use these resources to plan and deliver PDHPE. They are suitable for the PDHPE K-10 syllabus (2018).

Resource content

Students will:

  • recognise that hormones impact a person’s thoughts, feelings, and actions
  • challenge messages about identity, physical appearance, and body image
  • recognise the positive outcomes when their body functions at its full potential.

Note: This unit and the related teacher resource booklet were developed by PDHPE staff at Woonona HS.


PDPHE K-10 Syllabus (2018) © NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales

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