Quick summary: Students read through the news article ‘One Night Stand’s Jamie Green’s journey from Homelessness to Social Entrepreneur’ and create a series of questions based on what they find out about the concept of social enterprise. Students research an existing social enterprise and reflect on how it could improve the health of young people experiencing homelessness. Students then plan their own social enterprise for homeless youth.
Key ideas to explore:
- The manner in which healthy living in the community is promoted.
- How community action initiatives improve the well being of young people.
- A community approach is often useful in addressing social issues.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Learning Area: Health and Physical Education
- Plan, implement and critique strategies to enhance health, safety and well being of their communities (ACPPS096)
- Plan and evaluate new and creative interventions that promote their own and others’ connection to community and natural and built environments (ACPPS097)
Syllabus Outcomes: PDHPE5.6, PDHPE5.7, PDHPE5.8, PDHPE5.9, PDHPE5.14.
Topic: THE OASIS, Social Issues
Unit of work: THE OASIS – HPE
Time required: 60 mins.
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate discussion.
Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet. Device capable of presenting websites/videos to the class and access to THE OASIS documentary on Vimeo.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for extension.
Keywords: Home, homelessness, youth, THE OASIS, community development, health, social enterprise, news.
Acknowledgement: This resource has been adapted from ‘Teaching Social Issues Through English’ developed with English Teachers Association NSW and the ‘Youth Homelessness Matters Resource’ developed by Janice Atkin. You can find these resources here.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.