Purpose: Self Awareness and Making Good Choices

Purpose: Self Awareness and Making Good Choices

Lesson 5 of 7 in this unit

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

Lesson summary

Students will create a board game to demonstrate how thoughts, beliefs and actions can help or hinder a person’s life journey and shape their sense of purpose. They will evaluate choices they have made in the past and how they have learned and grown as a result.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • identify strategies for managing their mindset and understand the difference between choices that move them toward or away from their goals in life.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • list actions that slow or grow their progress and purpose in life
  • create a board game focusing on how choices can shape their future
  • give examples of how past choices have impacted their goals.

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Teacher Content Info
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Lesson details


  • Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Social skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Prototyping
  • Creativity
  • Community engagement
  • Reflection

Curriculum Mapping

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

  • Analyse the impact of changes and transitions, and devise strategies to support themselves and others through these changes (AC9HP8P02).

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

  • Plan a personal response to a range of contexts using feedback from previous experiences.

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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