This unit was created in partnership with Shark Island Productions to highlight the key messages of the documentary film THE OASIS. The film aims to raise awareness of youth homelessness, celebrates the resilience of young people who are experiencing homelessness in Australia and empowers the next generation of young people to take action to preven... Read more »

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Unit Overview: THE OASIS – English – Years 9 & 10
    Unit Overview: THE OASIS – English – Years 9 & 10
  2. The Oasis – English – Tuning in to youth homelessness – Part 1
    The Oasis – English – Tuning in to youth homelessness – Part 1
  3. The Oasis – English – Tuning in to youth homelessness – Part 2
    The Oasis – English – Tuning in to youth homelessness – Part 2

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. The Oasis – English – Couch surfing
    The Oasis – English – Couch surfing
  2. The Oasis – English – Emma and Trent search for home
    The Oasis – English – Emma and Trent search for home
  3. The Oasis – English – Beau and the Precariousness of Poverty
    The Oasis – English – Beau and the Precariousness of Poverty
  4. The Oasis – English – The impact of experiences – Darren’s story
    The Oasis – English – The impact of experiences – Darren’s story
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  9. The Oasis – English – Owen’s account of life on the street
    The Oasis – English – Owen’s account of life on the street
  10. The Oasis – English – Chris, Haley and the effect of place on identity
    The Oasis – English – Chris, Haley and the effect of place on identity
  11. The Oasis – English – Tommy – An Unlikely Hero
    The Oasis – English – Tommy – An Unlikely Hero
  12. The Oasis – English – Testing the truth
    The Oasis – English – Testing the truth
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  17. The Oasis – English – Paul Moulds is a voice for the voiceless
    The Oasis – English – Paul Moulds is a voice for the voiceless

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. The Oasis – English – Social action project – Part 1
    The Oasis – English – Social action project – Part 1
  2. The Oasis – English – Social action project – Part 2
    The Oasis – English – Social action project – Part 2
  3. The Oasis – English – Social action project – Part 3
    The Oasis – English – Social action project – Part 3