Life Orientation: Asking and Listening

Welcome to our toolkit for using What's Your Story? in your Senior Phase Life Orientation lessons. These resources are categorised into two sections: asking and listening and telling. We recommend you always begin with asking and listening to build a helpful foundation for your learners. View the content for telling here.

In this section, there are four lesson plans that cover three topics. The lessons include presentations, keywords, handouts and audiovisual materials, which can be viewed and downloaded from the lesson module, or downloaded individually from our resources page.

In addition, we have two teacher training videos that can be downloaded or watched online in preparation for doing these lessons in your class:

We also have a PDF of all the lesson plans available, if you would prefer to use them that way.

Topic 1: Development of the self in society

Guide learners to achieve their full physical, intellectual, personal, emotional and social potential.

  • Lesson 1: Active listening
  • Lesson 2: Asking with empathy

Topic 2: Health, social and environmental responsibility

Develop skills to respond to challenges, and play an active and responsible role in the economy and society.

  • Lesson 3: How we view the world
  • Lesson 4: Ask and listen

Topic 3: Constitutional rights and responsibilities

Teach learners to exercise their constitutional rights and responsibilities and to respect the rights of others.

  • Lesson 1: Active listening
  • Lesson 2: Asking with empathy
  • Lesson 3: How we view the world
  • Lesson 4: Ask and listen