Quick summary: Students watch the opening sequence of THE OASIS twice – once on mute and once with the volume up in order to help them focus on the experiences of the young homeless people that they are viewing. Students use the See, Think, Feel, Wonder visible thinking tool to reflect on the opening sequence. They consider the factors surrounding the issue of youth homelessness through a teacher led class discussion and written reflection.
Key ideas to explore:
- Youth homelessness is often invisible.
- There are a number of different ways to view an issue.
- There are a range of socio-economic factors may influence youth homelessness.
Australian Curriculum Mapping
Learning Area: Health and Physical Education.
- Critique behaviours and contextual factors that influence health and well being of diverse communities (ACPPS098)
- Propose, practise and evaluate responses in situations where external influences may impact on their ability to make healthy and safe choices (ACPPS092)
General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Literacy
Syllabus Outcomes: 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. Sticky-notes.
Digital technology opportunities: Digital sharing capabilities.
Homework and extension opportunities: Includes opportunities for extension.
Keywords: House, home, homelessness, youth, THE OASIS, community development, health, well being.
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.