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Health and Physical Education for the Australian Curriculum Years 7&8 Alternate Version


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If your school does not cover some of the areas in Health and Physical Education for the Australian Curriculum we offer an Alternate Version as a digital-only option. In this Alternate Version, selected content has been reframed in some chapters.

Health and Physical Education for the Australian Curriculum Alternate Version is designed to support the teaching and learning of the National Health and Physical Education Curriculum in Australian Secondary Schools that follow religious or cultural traditions. The Alternate Version is similar in many respects to the Original Version, which aims to support teachers and students in schools across the nation, however the Alternate Version is modified to address the needs of those schools whose teaching of Health and Physical Education is significantly impacted by a particular religious tradition, together with the characteristic beliefs and values espoused and affirmed by that religious tradition.

PDFs updated September 23rd, 2016

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Full PDF Textbook

  • Health and Physical Education for the Australian Curriculum 7&8 Alternate Version [PDF 38.3mb]

PDF Textbook chapters

  • Preliminary material [PDF 4.3mb]

  • Chapter 1: Who am I? [PDF 4.2mb]

  • Chapter 2: Managing change and transition [PDF 2.2mb]

  • Chapter 3: Seeking help [PDF 2.6mb]

  • Chapter 4: Healthy and safe choices [PDF 2.1mb]

  • Chapter 5: Benefits of relationships [PDF 1.2mb]

  • Chapter 6: Manage yourself, support others [PDF 1.6mb]

  • Chapter 7: Skills for your health [PDF 3.4mb]

  • Chapter 8: Wellbeing in my community [PDF 1.6mb]

  • Chapter 9: Connecting with the outdoors [PDF 2.8mb]

  • Chapter 10: You, me we - valuing diversity and promoting inclusivity [PDF 4.7mb]

  • Chapter 11: Specialised movement skills [PDF 2.2mb]

  • Chapter 12: Movement for performance [PDF 1.1mb]

  • Chapter 13: Becoming a thinking player [PDF 1.4mb]

  • Chapter 14: The social, health and skill-related benefits of physical activity [PDF 2.3mb]

  • Chapter 15: Enhancing performance [PDF 1.7mb]

  • Chapter 16: Where do games come from? [PDF 2.9mb]

  • Chapter 17: Being a good sport [PDF 2.3mb]

  • Chapter 18: Learning on the move [PDF 1.5mb]

  • Chapter 19: Let's join in [PDF 1.7mb]

  • Glossary and index [PDF 0.5mb]

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    Chapter 2

    Reach Out: Visiting a GP
    Dietitians Association of Australia: Healthy Eating Self-Assessment
    Medline Plus: Evaluating Health Information: A Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine
    Health Direct: Health Information Online
    Kids Helpline: Family Relationships Information Sheet

    Chapter 3

    Australian Red Cross: RediPlan Disaster Preparedness
    NSW State Emergency Service: Home Emergency Plan

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 5

    Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner: eSafety Information

    Chapter 6

    Chapter 7

    Chapter 8

    Eat for Health: The Guidelines

    Chapter 9

    Leave No Trace Australia: 7 Principles of Leave No Trace

    Chapter 11

    Science of Sports Performance: Feedback: Knowledge of Performance

    Chapter 12

    The Coach's Clipboard: Basketball Defense Zone Defense

    Chapter 13

    Sports Training Adviser: The Transfer Principle for Sports Training
    Human Kinetics: Guidelines for Helping Athletes Develop Tactical Skills

    Chapter 14

    Harvard Business Review: Maintaining Physical, Social and Mental Fitness for Peak Performance

    Chapter 15

    From Stargazers to Starships: Newton's Laws of Motion
    Wired: The Physics of a Record Breaking Long Jump

    Chapter 16

    Australian Sports Commission: Yulunga Traditional Indigenous Games
    Australian Sports Commission: Yalunga Traditional Indigenous Games

    Chapter 19

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    Sue Dickens, Michelle Nemec, Jo Butterworth, Dylan Chown, Toby Priest, Christopher Hall, Graeme Barry