Friendship groups play an important role in the lives of adolescents. Each group has their own strengths and reasons for connecting. Sometimes, members of a friendship can fall into negative patterns and not support each other in a positive way. This lesson asks students to complete a quiz to assess their own friendships and the interactions they have within their group.

Year level

9-12

Duration

5 minutes

Type

In class activity

SEL Competencies

Relationship skills

Learning intention

Students evaluate how healthy their relationship groups are.

Key outcomes

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify reasons their friendship group gets along

  • determine whether they are part of a healthy friendship group

Materials needed

  • Student access to the ReachOut.com Quiz: How healthy is your friendship group?

Mapped to

Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education

  • Evaluate emotional responses in different situations to refine strategies for managing emotions (AC9HP10P06)

  • Plan, rehearse and evaluate strategies for managing situations where their own or others’ health, safety or wellbeing may be at risk (AC9HP10P08)

Australian Curriculum: General Capabilities

  • Personal and Social Capability:

    • Self-awareness

    • Self-management

    • Social awareness

    • Social management

NSW PDHPE Syllabus

  • A student:

    • Analyses factors and strategies that enhance inclusivity, equality and respectful relationships (PD5-3)

    • Critiques their ability to enact interpersonal skills to build and maintain respectful and inclusive relationships in a variety of groups or contexts (PD5-10)

Victorian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education

  • Evaluate factors that shape identities, and analyse how individuals impact the identities of others (VCHPEP142)

  • Examine the impact of changes and transitions on relationships (VCHPEP143)

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Activity 1

Quiz: How healthy is your friendship group?

5 minutes

  1. Ask students to access the ReachOut.com Quiz: How healthy is your friendship group?

  2. Students to complete questions and read the information provided.

  3. Ask students, as per their results, what type of friendship group are they in?

Debrief

Everyone has room to grow. Encouraging students to think about whether they could be a better friend will help them strengthen their friendships. Students need to make sure they regularly evaluate their friendships to see if they are surrounding themselves with people that build them up and support them.

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