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 prev... 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 – HPE – Years 9 & 10
    Unit Overview: THE OASIS – HPE – Years 9 & 10
  2. The Oasis – HPE – Tuning into youth homelessness – Part 1
    The Oasis – HPE – Tuning into youth homelessness – Part 1
  3. The Oasis – HPE – Tuning in – Part 2
    The Oasis – HPE – Tuning in – 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 – HPE – Bursting stereotypes
    The Oasis – HPE – Bursting stereotypes
  2. The Oasis – HPE – Couch for Rent
    The Oasis – HPE – Couch for Rent
  3. The Oasis – HPE – Influences and impacts
    The Oasis – HPE – Influences and impacts
  4. The Oasis – HPE – A day in the life
    The Oasis – HPE – A day in the life
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  9. The Oasis – HPE – The financial reality
    The Oasis – HPE – The financial reality
  10. The Oasis – HPE – Help and support
    The Oasis – HPE – Help and support
  11. The Oasis – HPE – Supporting you to support them
    The Oasis – HPE – Supporting you to support them
  12. The Oasis – HPE – Looking at social enterprise
    The Oasis – HPE – Looking at social enterprise

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