Quick summary: Students carry out their planned social action and reflect on what they have learned and achieved throughout their social action project. They record their action in photographs or video, so that they can exhibit their project and the results that they were able to achieve. This is the third of three social action project lessons, all of which provide a framework for developing, planning and carrying out social action.
Key ideas to explore:
- Homelessness is an issue that can be faced by young people.
- The reasons that young people experience homelessness are varied.
- The issue of homelessness is multi-faceted and complicated.
- Students have the ability to make positive change in their own world.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Learning area: Health and Physical Education
- Plan and evaluate new and creative interventions that promote their own and others’ connection to community and natural and built environments (ACPPS097)
- Plan, implement and critique strategies to enhance health, safety and wellbeing of their communities (ACPPS096)
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Literacy.
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: 120 minutes (plus time required to carry out each project)
Level of teacher scaffolding: High – facilitate discussion, oversee student projects and the coordination of student’s project exhibition.
Resources required: Student Worksheet – one copy per student OR computers/tablets to access the online worksheet. Device capable of presenting a website to the class and access to THE OASIS documentary on Vimeo.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities. Using ICT to communicate. Using ICT to display thinking.
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for extension.
Keywords: Home, homelessness, youth, health, wellbeing, The Oasis, social action, community, project.
Cool Australia’s curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum.