Developed in partnership with the film Life After The Oasis, this Year 9 & 10 Health and PE unit has has been designed to assist student understanding of the social issues associated with lived homelessness including mental health, addiction and trauma. The lessons encourage students to identify and develop skills needed for personal and community health and wellbeing.

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.

Tuning in

A tuning in activity helps students to define and focus on the issues they will be dealing with in the unit of work.

  1. Life After The Oasis – Factors Of Homelessness – HPE – Year 9 & 10
    Life After The Oasis – Factors Of Homelessness – HPE – Year 9 & 10

Finding Out

Students will need to obtain more information about the issues they are going to investigate. They can identify questions of interest and research these either in small groups or on their own. Once information is gathered, it can be shared using chosen communication methods e.g. short presentations. Students can continue finding out by completing a range of investigations, including gathering data. They use appropriate methods to present and communicate what they have found out.

  1. Life After The Oasis – Finding Support – HPE – Year 9 & 10
    Life After The Oasis – Finding Support – HPE – Year 9 & 10
  2. Life After The Oasis – Healthy Relationships – HPE – Year 9 & 10
    Life After The Oasis – Healthy Relationships – HPE – Year 9 & 10
  3. Life After The Oasis – The Impact Of Addiction – HPE – Year 9 & 10
    Life After The Oasis – The Impact Of Addiction – HPE – Year 9 & 10
  4. Life After The Oasis – Investigating Mental Health – HPE – Year 9 & 10
    Life After The Oasis – Investigating Mental Health – HPE – Year 9 & 10

Considering Social Action

Students are given opportunities to apply their learning in real world situations, in the classroom, school, home or the local community.

  1. Life After The Oasis – Finding Happiness In Helping Others – HPE – Year 9 & 10
    Life After The Oasis – Finding Happiness In Helping Others – HPE – Year 9 & 10