The Oasis - Appreciating the Financial Realities

The Oasis - Appreciating the Financial Realities

Lesson 8 of 13 in this unit

  • Secondary
  • Year 9 - 10
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Physical Education
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Homelessness
  • Human Rights
  • Social Action
  • ...

Lesson summary

Students understand that there are many challenging factors that come with being homeless, one in particular being financial stability. Students identify how an individual can find himself or herself in financial crisis by looking at some basic costs associated with living on the street for a night. Students identify the financial and emotional costs faced by the characters of THE OASIS as they watch Part 6 and 7. Students then research opportunities that are available for people experiencing homelessness in their state.

Key ideas to explore: 

  • Students understand that homelessness is often severely impacted by an individual’s financial resources.
  • Students explore options for accessing support in their state.
  • Students evaluate the impact that financial stress can have on emotional well being.

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Australian curriculum content descriptions:

  • Critique behaviours and contextual factors that influence health and well being of diverse communities (ACPPS098)
  • 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)
  • Critically analyse and apply health information from a range of sources to health decisions and situations (ACPPS095)

General capabilities: Critical and Creative Thinking, Ethical Understanding, Literacy, Personal and Social Capability.

Syllabus OutcomesPDHPE5.2, PDHPE5.6, PDHPE5.7, PDHPE5.8, PDHPE5.12, PDHPE5.15, PDHPE5.16, PDHPE5.13.

Unit of work: THE OASIS – HPE

Time required: 90 minutes

Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate discussion

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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.

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