Purpose: Identifying Values

Purpose: Identifying Values

Lesson 7 of 7 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 7 - 8
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Health
  • Social
  • Mental Health
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students identify 5 values they want to live by and create symbols to represent them. They determine why these values are important to them and how they can use the designs they create as a reminder to guide their decisions and life goals.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand the importance of knowing their values and how this information can help determine purpose and direction in their lives.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • define what their personal values are and how their values can inform their decisions and direction in life
  • design symbols to reflect their top values as a visual reminder of their importance
  • give examples of how they practise their top value and how it aligns with their purpose.

Lesson guides and printables

Teacher Content Info
Lesson Plan
Values Worksheet

Lesson details


  • Communication
  • Prototyping
  • Curiosity
  • Digital literacy
  • Creativity
  • Reflection

Curriculum Mapping

Health and Physical Education – Years 7 and 8 – Personal, social and community health – Identities and change:

  • Analyse and reflect on the influence of values and beliefs on the development of identities (AC9HP8P01).

General Capabilities – Personal and Social Capability – Years 7 and 8 – Self-awareness:

  • Evaluate strategies for developing personal qualities and describe how they assist achieving growth.

Syllabus outcome: (PD4-1)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

UN SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Target 4.7: By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

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Additional Info

This lesson has been created in collaboration with LifeChanger Foundation to support teachers to deliver high-quality Health and Physical Education, as well as Social and Emotional Learning experiences.

LifeChanger’s facilitated programs and workshops aim to empower young people (Year 5-12) to live thriving, resilient lives. For more information, visit lifechanger.org.au.

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