Resilient Australia - Personal resilience helping the community

Resilient Australia - Personal resilience helping the community

Lesson 10 of 18 in this unit

  • Primary
  • Year 5 - 6
  • Health and Physical Education
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Lesson summary

Students learn how individuals with diverse personal traits can be resilient, and how they contribute to a more resilient community. They will identify character strengths in themselves and others, and describe how these individuals can work together and support one another in the face of a natural disaster.

Learning intentions:

Students will...

  • understand the relationship between character strengths and resilience in individuals
  • understand the relationship between personal resilience and community resilience.

Success criteria:

Students can...

  • identify their own character strengths
  • identify how these character strengths contribute to resilience 
  • identify how individuals can work with others to contribute to a resilient community.

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Lesson details

Curriculum mapping

Australian Curriculum content descriptions: 

Year 5 & 6 HPE:

  • Identify how valuing diversity positively influences the wellbeing of the community (ACPPS060)

Syllabus outcomes: IRS3.11

General capabilities: Personal and Social Capability.

Relevant parts of Year 5 and 6 Health and Physical Education achievement standards: Students examine how physical activity, celebrating diversity and connecting to the environment support community wellbeing and cultural understanding.

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate class discussion and prompt students to reflect on their own characteristics.

Resources required

  • Lined paper or student workbooks
  • Student Worksheet – one copy per student.

Skills

This lesson is designed to build students’ competencies in the following skills:

  • Empathy
  • Leadership

Additional info

We encourage you to undertake the free PD Course How to teach a unit on fire and flood resilience for tips on how to best deliver this lesson.

If you’re concerned about the challenging nature of these topics, consider the free PD Course How to approach trauma in the classroom for information on how best to support your students.

This lesson was made in partnership with
Minderoo Foundation (www.minderoo.org).

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