Students will explore strategies for respecting and appreciating the functionality of their bodies and all the amazing things they can do.
- recognise the incredible functionality of our bodies in relation to the five senses, physical capacity, internal functions, and interaction with others.
- discuss aspects of body functionality and what these functions allow us to do
- apply strategies to listen to what our bodies need and how they grow and change
- appreciate and express gratitude for the functionality of our bodies
Lesson guides and printables
This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:
- critical thinking
- social skills
Australian Curriculum (v9.0) content description:
- Investigate resources and strategies to manage changes and transitions, including changes associated with puberty (AC9HP6P02).
General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability
Syllabus outcomes: Stage 3, DPHPE
- distinguishes contextual factors that influence health, safety, well-being and participation in physical activity which are controllable and uncontrollable.
Relevant parts of Year 5 & 6 achievement standards: Students propose strategies to manage emotions, developmental changes and transitions.
Embrace Kids is an uplifting film by Taryn Brumfitt that brings together a vibrant collection of stories from young people and famous friends alike, who share their experiences of body image, bullying, gender identity, advocacy, representation and more. This film aims to improve the body image of young people across Australia and the world. Aimed at 10-14-year-olds - but equally engaging for adolescents, teachers and parents - this film inspires, educates and advocates for a world where we are not held back by the thoughts we have about the way we look. Instead, young people are encouraged to figure out what makes them unique and special and use that to spark change.
The Embrace Kids Classroom Program was designed by body image researchers, teachers, and clinicians.
Level of teacher scaffolding: medium - direct discussion, share media with the class, scaffold individual work
Related Professional Learning
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