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A World of Many Cultures

A presentation outlining our lesson plan for Stage 5 PDHPE students centered on cultural diversity.

Claudia Saunders

on 13 September 2012

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Transcript of A World of Many Cultures

A lesson plan for Stage 5 PDHPE students A World of Many Cultures photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli Secondary Education System
PDHPE Syllabus

Stage 5: Years 9 & 10 – Aged 13-16
Assumed Abilities:
Ask more questions - critical thinking
Think more freely
More sophisticated thoughts, views & opinions
Increasing responsibility for their actions Lesson Context Imagine your local food court,
what food outlets are found there? Class discussion of culture in two groups

Presenting the mind map – explain ideas

Homework task explanation Concluding the Lesson Constant Observation

Structured Questions

Discussion activities allow the teacher to gage understanding

Worksheet – record of student’s notes

Mind map – demonstrates student learning

Homework task – assessable reflection Assessment Inexpensive

Good for auditory learners
Less good for visual and read-write learners
Mind map on butcher’s paper

World Map & Video
Visual aids. Resources & Methods Lack of knowledge about cultural diversity

Media perpetuating stereotypes

Disinterest & distractions

Experiencing drastic stage in brain development - puberty

Important to engage students

Dr John Geake - importance of students seeing the relevance of class content to their own lives. Barriers to Learning Preconceived ideas about multiculturalism

Understandings from other subjects

Cultural identity & family history

Previous experience

Lesson plan enables the teacher to gage student's understandings and correct misunderstandings. Student’s Prior Understandings Appeals to students’ basic knowledge

Focus on real life examples of multiculturalism

Exciting, thought provoking Opening Activity Attractor Basin
Strong Moral Viewpoint Moral ideas/opinions
are unstable. DST – Attractors &
Attractor Basins Catering for Diversity in the Classroom Classroom as an ecosystem - dependent on:
Individual developmental stages
Individual preferences in learning styles
Ability of the teacher accommodate these
Classroom setting

Our lesson plan has been designed with this in mind!
Lesson plan - diverse in content and activities

Auditory learners benefit from - discussion, group work
Visual learners benefit from - worksheet & mindmapping Worksheet Caters for different learning techniques
Write down definitions - beneficial for visual learners
Background information about multiculturalism
Websites for further exploration of the topic
Fun find-a-word Multiculturalism in Australia Over 200 different languages are spoken in Australia
Approx. 23% of Australians were born overseas
14% were born in countries where English is not the first language.
Largest group of immigrants is from the UK then NZ, Italy, Vietnam and China.
Past 50 years - more than 620 000 refugees have been resettled in Australia Harmony Week Annually March 16 - 21
Promotes the elimination of racial discrimination
Activites around the school
Holistic approach Students Will Learn About Connectedness
Affirming diversity
Relationship between culture and identity
Acceptance of and respect for other difference and diversity Conditions for Learning Controversial topic - teacher needs to be in control
Students should feel comfortable to contribute

How will we do this?
Lesson plan allows time for the teacher to highlight the importance of respect in the classroom
Engaging 'ice breakers'
U Shape arrangement - can see eachother Opening of the Lesson Aims:
Be exciting and engaging
Capture student's attention
Demonstrate how these issues relate to them Allows teacher to gage understanding
Actual Development
Zone of Proximal Development Thank You!
We now welcome questions & feedback
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