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LEARNING SEQUENCE: When and where are the Olympic Games held?                    FOCUS KLA

Lessons       Learning Activities:
   1           Brainstorm what they know about the Olympic Games in a              HSIE
                 mind map (p 22 – B28).                                           CC S1.1
               Students create a timeline using Before, Before, After,           CU S1.3
   2
  3-5
                 After (pg 20 B23 focussing on the origination of the
                 Olympics as a discussion point) of where the Olympic
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                 Games have been held in the past.
                                                                                  R S1.5
               Locate Beijing on map. Worksheet.
                                                                                  R S1.6
               Obtain information about China. Write an information report
                                                                                  R S1.8
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LEARNING SEQUENCE: How do athletes prepare for the Olympic Games?                FOCUS KLA


  6-7            Identify Australian athletes competing at the Olympics.           HSIE
                  Create a fact file of an Australian Olympic athlete.            CC S1.1
   8             Brainstorm what athletes would need to consider in              CU S1.3
                  preparing for the Olympics. Identify foods high in
                  carbohydrates. Cut out magazine pictures and create a            PDHPE
                  collage. Create a second collage based on ‘What If?’ (C4         AL S1.6
  9-10                                                                            PH S1.12
                  pg 26) detailing what would happen to athletes if they chose
                  the wrong food/how it would affect performance/what
 11-12            unhealthy food looks like.
                 Arrange for a dietician to talk to the students about high
                  energy foods and diet. Students use healthy food pyramid to
                  create a menu for a day that an athlete could eat.
                 Discuss training. Look at some training schedules. Students
                  choose a sport and make a weekly timetable showing how
                  they would fit training around school.


LEARNING SEQUENCE: What is the Olympic Spirit and what symbols are               FOCUS KLA
used to represent it?
  13-14        Brainstorm symbols. Discuss the significance of the Olympic
                  torch. Read about the torch relay. Cloze passage. Students        HSIE
                  make an Olympic torch (Model Making A9 pg 6). Design,           CC S1.1
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                  make and appreciate it’s significance/meaning.
               Discuss the Olympic creed. Divide the students into groups.
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                  Have them create an oath for an athlete and a judge.
                                                                                  VA S1.1
   16             Compare to the real ones.
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               Look at an Olympic flag. Discuss symbolism. Worksheet.
 17 - 18          Colour the flag. Write about what the flag represents.
               View a medal ceremony. Discuss what medals look like.
                  Make an Olympic medal.
               Imagine that you have won a medal. What would you do
                  with it?
               As revision of the unit have students participate in ‘What
                  have you learnt?’ (F31 pg 56). Students can then set their
                  own tests (see G5 pg 58)

								
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