Discrimination

[Episode 2 | 1998 : Mohammed]

Mohammed and Danielle are discussing the fact that she can't play on the boys' cricket team. While Mohammed and his family are moving into the new house, Michaelis and Omar discuss why playing cricket is more important than playing soccer, which leads to a play-off for the rent money.


History

The Australian curriculum: History

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The Australian Curriculum: History aims to ensure that students develop: 

  • interest in, and enjoyment of, historical study for lifelong learning and work, including their capacity and willingness to be informed and active citizens 
  • knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the past and the forces that shape societies, including Australian society 
  • understanding and use of historical concepts, such as evidence, continuity and change, cause and effect, perspectives, empathy, significance and contestability 
  • capacity to undertake historical inquiry, including skills in the analysis and use of sources, and in explanation and communication.

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Activity 1: Equality in sport
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Subtheme(s): Culture; Entertainment and games; Gender roles and stereotypes

In Episode 2, Mohammed and Danielle discuss the school cricket tryouts. Danielle is passionate about wanting equality in team selection and voices her opinion about discrimination against girls who want to play in the school cricket team.

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  • Ask students to discuss gender equality in sports played at their school. They could record their responses to the following questions on a poster in the classroom:
  1. Are there teams for both girls and boys for every sport played at the school?
  2. Does the school offer mixed teams for sports?
  3. Do girls often try out for so-called 'boys' teams'?
  4. Have gender roles changed in sports at schools in the last ten years?
  • Divide the class into small groups. Each group should research, and present, a report on one of the following teams:
  1. The Australian women's cricket team
  2. The Australian women's basketball team
  3. The Australian women's soccer team
  4. The Australian women's baseball team
  5. The Australian women's water polo team
  6. The Australian women's netball team
  7. The Australian women's volleyball team
  8. The Australian women's hockey team
  9. The Australian women's Rugby Union team
  10. The Australian women's Rugby League team

Reflect
  • Student Activity Sheet H2.3 contains a Spider Map, which has headings that will assist students to organise their responses to the video clip.

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