Power Meri

Education Guide

We are delighted to offer a free download of the Power Meri Education Guide to teachers everywhere!

This study guide is suitable for secondary students at all year levels. It provides information and suggestions for learning activities in Health and Physical Education, English and Media. It may also be used as a supplementary text in the teaching of Civics and Citizenship and the development of Australian Curriculum general capabilities: Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding and Intercultural Understanding.

Power Meri offers students an opportunity to:

  • critique and challenge assumptions and stereotypes;
  • consider the influence of sport on national and personal identity and on gender equality;
  • examine the roles, status and representations of women in modern day society;
  • weigh up the importance of winning vs participating;
  • consider the different ways people can demonstrate resilience;
  • evaluate the importance of community support to individuals and groups;
  • discuss the relative socioeconomic differences between Australia and Papua New Guinea, and the relationship between the two countries.