This activity packet is aligned with the Ontario Grade 11 Social Science and Humanities curriculum. This packet addresses the following overall expectations for the HLS 3O Housing and Home Design course.
- Housing and Human Needs: demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between housing and various human needs and wants.
- Homelessness and Inadequate Housing: explain what happens to people when their housing needs are not met, and demonstrate an understanding of laws and policies related to housing standards in Canada.
- Housing and the Life Cycle: demonstrate an understanding of how stages of the life cycle can affect people’s choice of and modifications to living spaces.
This packet introduces students to what needs housing meets, and what needs, wants and preferences a person might look for in housing at various stages of the life cycle. Students are also introduced to what homelessness is and what inadequate housing is. Students are asked to also identify some laws and policies that help to protect the rights of housing for individuals and families.
What is included in this packet?
This packet includes 14 lessons, 19 activity worksheets and 7 readings that help to meet the above curriculum expectations. Each lesson is based on a 75 minute time period. The lessons are divided into 4 sections. These sections are:
Lesson Introduction - 5 minutes (review concepts or terms addressed in previous lesson).
Whole Group / Small Group Discussion - 10 - 15 minutes (introduce new content and access prior knowledge or opinions about the new content).
Core Learning Activity - 30 - 40 minutes (an individual or small group activity and/or reading that addresses the new content).
Lesson Consolidation - 10 minutes (review content addressed in the present lesson).
Lesson 1.1 – Needs Housing Meets
Lesson 1.2 – Evolution of Housing (3 periods)
Lesson 1.3 – Making Housing Decisions
Lesson 1.4 – Housing Needs & Preferences
Lesson 1.5 – Housing Decisions & the Life Cycle (3 periods)
Lesson 1.6 – Modifications, Safety & Access
Lesson 1.7 – Modifications to Housing
Lesson 1.8 – Homelessness (2 periods)
Lesson 1.9 – Risks of Homelessness (2 periods)
Lesson 1.10 – Inadequate Housing
Lesson 1.11 – Housing Laws and Policies (3 periods)
Lesson 1.12 – Housing Needs Study Guide
Lesson 1.13 – Housing Needs Quiz
Lesson 1A – Buying or Renting?
This unit will take approximately 21 periods or 1575 minutes of Housing and Home Design course time.
What ASSESSMENTS are included?
Great question! There are a variety of activities in this packet that are accompanied by rubrics. These activities can be treated like a mini-assignment. There is a summative assignment included where students are asked to create a checklist of all the factors that need to be considered when making housing decisions. These factors should be able to be applied to any stage of the life cycle. There are 4 rubrics included in this packet as well as a final quiz that identifies whether students have met the given expectations in this unit.
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