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Developed in partnership with the film Life After The Oasis, this year 9 & 10 English unit has been designed to explore the lived experience of youth homelessness and how it is conveyed through the media, and in biographical writing, poetry and song lyrics. The lessons encourage the development of text structures, literary devices and language use within a contemporary social issue.

The unit uses character stories from the documentary film Life After The Oasis to help students engage with the issue of homelessness, and understand the challenges involved in solving such a complex problem. The film aims to raise awareness of the issues, interventions and mindsets associated with youth homelessness in Australia.

All images courtesy of Shark Island Productions.