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My athletic identity

Context

Learning about sport and identity through athletics.

Unit aim

This unit explores the social and cultural significance of participation in athletics, both for the individual and for the school.

General overview

This unit uses the 5 star award scheme and assumes that the school is going to run some form of athletics/tabloids competition (preferably towards the end of this sequence of lessons).
This unit can be modified to use a tabloids approach or a variable standards approach (where athletic standards are set to the ability level of each class).

Key area(s) of learning

Sports Studies.

Underlying concepts

This unit will enable students to develop a willingness to reflect on their personal attitude towards personal and community well-being (attitudes and values); and make a positive contribution to their own well-being and that of their school community (health promotion).

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Learning outcome

Learning experiences

Assessment opportunities

5A4 Student will investigate and describe their sense of self worth and its impact on their identity and participation in athletics. Students pre-test their performances in athletics and identify and describe their attitude to athletics and how this relates to their sense of self worth and their desire to participate.
Students practise athletic events and post-test these. Students reflect on their level of achievement and effort, and the impact of their achievement on their feelings of self worth.
Students complete pre- and post- records of attitude and ability and the impact on their desire to participate and their feelings of self worth.
5D4 Students will investigate and evaluate athletics in their school and make recommendations for future athletics programmes. Students will investigate and evaluate athletics in their school and make recommendations for future athletics programmes.
Students discuss and rank social and cultural factors affecting why athletics is taught in their school.
Students discuss and rank social and cultural factors affecting their schools athletics day. Students make recommendations on future athletics programmes.
Students complete the worksheet to rank social and cultural factors and, in groups, make recommendations about future athletics programmes.

Possible teaching approach

Mosston's teaching spectrum. In this activity students move from command style teaching to student-initiated.

Possible lesson sequence:

Word icon. My Athletic Identity (Possible lesson sequence) (Word, 24 KB)

PDF icon. My Athletic Identity (Possible lesson sequence) (PDF, 5 KB)

Students worksheets:

Word icon. My Athletic Identity (Student Worksheet) (Word, 66 KB)

Word icon. My Athletic Identity (Student Worksheet) (Word, 66 KB)


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