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Questions you will explore

  • What is home?

  • What makes a place a home rather than a house?

  • What are some of the common ways that people make their houses feel like home?

  • What does a home mean to you?

  • What does it feel like to be homesick?

  • What are some of the causes of homelessness?

  • What are some of the biggest challenges of living without a home?

  • What can we do to help people  feel at home in our communities?


Aims and objectives:

Pupils will practise skills of critical thinking & questioning, deep listening and empathy building. Lessons will encourage students to engage in empathic engagement with people experiencing homelessness, understanding some of the root causes of homelessness as well as how it might feel to be living without a home.

Lessons will explore and create ways to make people feel welcome, consider what the feeling of a home might be and understand ways to make a places into a home. They will consider some of the challenges that come with living without a home,  and explore feelings of homesickness.


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