Heart running

Tagged with:

  • Socio-economic perspective
  • Healthy Communities and Environments
  • Movement concepts and motor skills
  • Body Care and Physical Safety
  • Mental health
  • Attitudes and values
  • Hauora
  • Sport Studies
  • Physical activity
  • Personal health and physical development
  • Years 9–10

Learn about sport and health through cross-country.

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Four teenage students running on a green court


Learning about sport and health through cross-country.

Unit aim

To explore notions of health, influences on health, critique the value of deliberate physical activity, and apply a process to improve competence in cross-country.

General overview

In this unit ākonga participate in a programme of deliberate running with a goal to improve aerobic ability. During this programme ākonga explore their notions of health, influences on their health, and analyse the impact of deliberate physical activity.

Key area(s) of learning

Sports studies. This unit contributes to ākonga identifying ways in which aspects of hauora are influenced by deliberate exercise.

Underlying concepts

This unit will enable ākonga to develop care and concern for other people (attitudes and values); and recognise the need for mutual care and shared responsibility (socio-ecological perspectives).

AO Learning Outcome Learning experiences Assessment opportunities
5A2 Ākonga will participate in cross-country on a regular basis and describe how this can contribute to hauora.

Ākonga will:

  • participate in a programme of cross-country running; describe advantages and disadvantages of deliberate exercise;
  • identify how cross-country can contribute to dimensions of hauora; and
  • investigate personal views of health and the value of deliberate exercise.

Ākonga recording distance run per lesson.

Completed table on advantages and disadvantages of deliberate exercise.

Competed table on contribution to hauora.

5B4 Ākonga will investigate and experience ways in which people's physical competence and participation in cross-country are influenced by social and cultural factors.

Ākonga will complete a daily check on effort, satisfaction and responsibility after participation; brainstorm influences on participation and complete wall display; and consider how individual competence is influenced by social and cultural factors and how this impacts on choice of activities.

Ākonga completed daily check self assessment form (see below).