Quick summary: Students examine Part 10 of THE OASIS and consider the support characters are provided and the traits of supportive adults. In small groups, students brainstorm the trusted adults in their lives and the qualities that make them trustworthy. Students then independently complete a Who, What, Why, How table to identify the important and supportive people in their lives. Lastly, students reflect on their chosen influential adult and write a script outlining a conversation they may have if they were approaching them for support.
Key ideas to explore:
- There are often a number of people who can help provide advice and support when challenges arise.
- The role of a trusted adult in providing support and advice when helping a friend.
- The decision-making and problem-solving skills required when taking action to enhance their own and others’ health, safety and well being.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Learning Area: Health and Physical Education
- Evaluate factors that shape identities and critically analyse how individuals impact the identities of others (ACPPS089)
- Examine the impact of changes and transitions on relationships (ACPPS090)
- Plan, rehearse and evaluate options (including CPR and first aid) for managing situations where their own or others’ health, safety and well being may be at short or long term risk (ACPPS091)
- Evaluate situations and propose appropriate emotional responses and then reflect on possible outcomes of different responses (ACPPS094)
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Literacy, Personal and Social Capability.
Syllabus Outcomes: PDHPE5.1, PDHPE5.3, PDHPE5.2, PDHPE5.6, PDHPE5.7, PDHPE5.8, PDHPE5.12, PDHPE5.15, PDHPE5.16, PDHPE5.11, PDHPE5.13.
Topic: THE OASIS, Social Issues
Unit of work: THE OASIS – HPE
Time required: 60 minutes
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. Trustworthy Adult mind map resource.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for extension.
Keywords: House, home, homelessness, health, youth, THE OASIS, well being, conversation.
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.