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.
Lesson guides and printables
Australian curriculum content descriptions:
- 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)
Syllabus Outcomes: PDHPE5.1, PDHPE5.3, PDHPE5.2, PDHPE5.6, PDHPE5.7, PDHPE5.8, PDHPE5.12, PDHPE5.15, PDHPE5.16, PDHPE5.11, PDHPE5.13.
Unit of work: THE OASIS – HPE
Time required: 60 minutes
Level of teacher scaffolding: Medium – facilitate discussion.
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.