Home Safe Teacher's Resource Package (3 DVDS + Curriculum Guide)

SkyWorks Charitable Foundation, David Adkin and Laura Sky

2010, 281:14 minutes, colour, English


A classroom resource for exploring issues of poverty, homelessness, and food security facing children, youth and families.

The Home Safe Teacher Resource Package includes three documentary films, on DVD, that comprise the complete Home Safe series produced by SkyWorks Charitable Foundation, plus a Curriculum Guide created by the Ontario Family Studies Leadership Council.

The DVDs: Home Safe includes stories of families from diverse backgrounds, all of whom have struggled with economic insecurity and lack of access to affordable housing. Youth and parents speak candidly about their experiences of homelessness, food insecurity, job insecurity, their worries about the future, and the supports that are needed to help families living with poverty and inadequate housing. Home Safe challenges stereotypes about homelessness, and asks us to think about the larger reasons why more and more families are struggling to afford necessities like shelter and food. Each DVD is divided into chapters with a scene selection menu. The films were shot in three Canadian cities (Calgary, Toronto, Hamilton) and raise issues applicable to communities across Canada.

The Curriculum Guide: The Teacher Resource Guide includes three themed learning packages: Food, Economics and Relationships. Each learning package contains a number of lessons which can be used in series or independently as the teacher deems appropriate. All masters, assessment tools and resource lists have been provided.

Designed for use in Ontario Family Studies courses:
HIF10/20 Individual and Family Living, HFN10/20 Food and Nutrition, HPW3C Living and Working With Children, HIR3C Managing Personal and Family Resources, HIP3E Managing Personal Resources, HLS30 Living Spaces and Shelter, HPC30 Parenting, HFA4M Food and Nutrition Science, HHG4M Issues in Human Growth and Development, HHS4M Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society.

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