Naturally, this week’s couple bucket and resources turn adult is all about teaching The Olympics.
It’s a slightest we could do after Danny Boyle gave us a Queen parachuting out of James Bond’s helicopter in Friday night’s opening ceremony.
As good as all a common reportage and commentary, and copiousness of highlights from a large opener, a Guardian website is ripping with resourceful and ominous multimedia and interactive calm that would be accessible to accumulate divided for lessons nonetheless to come. So we’ve collected adult some of a highlights along with a best GTN resources and some links from elsewhere opposite a web.
We’ll be updating this page via a subsequent few weeks as a Games swell and some-more information comes through. So by a time we lapse for a new propagandize year we’ll have some-more on medals, formula and winners.
From a Guardian
The Olympic Games: a brief charcterised story – video
It’s a bit impertinent in parts, though this smart and sweetly charcterised potted story of a Olympic games takes us from Ancient Greece’s bare athletes and a initial Paralympic bullion medalist to benefaction day.
London Olympics in charts: from medals to competitors, how do a 1908, 1948 and 2012 games compare?
A bit some-more competition story here. What kind of Olympics were London’s events in 1908 and 1948 – and how have they altered since? In a initial of a array of articles formed on a singular collection of parliamentary data, we uncover how London’s third Olympics compares.
London Olympics 2012: any UK Olympian given 1896 Mapped
Bringing in some geography, this interactive shows that countries have constructed a UK’s Olympians and medallists. The map highlights many engaging trends. Compare outside tennis to indoor badminton to see a north-south split. Or try informal strengths such as fighting in large cities and gymnastics in South Wales.
Olympic bullion – an interactive beam to Team GB’s award history
Explore some-more than a century of Games to see where Great Britain has done poignant gold, china and bronze gains.
London 2012: Olympic bodies – interactive
This is a fascinating discernment into what it takes to build an Olympic body. From what they eat to how they train, athletes including Andy Murray, Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Victoria Pendleton exhibit a earthy and mental hurdles of Olympic sport.
Could we be a medallist? Find out with a shining retro interactive
Here, a interactive group has used competition times information to move jaunty feat to life. In this game-style interactive (inspired by a dear 8-bit games of my childhood) students can see how their personal best in a 100m, 10km, 100m freestyle float and bicycle highway competition compares opposite a all-time greats – and either their time would have warranted a place on a podium. Could be fun follow adult for sports day? For a ICT teachers among you, here’s some info on how it was built too.
Poetry Parnassus interactive map: hymn from any Olympic nation
A smashing English apparatus desirous by a Poetry Parnassus, and tied into a Cultural Olympiad, this interactive map takes we on a debate of a world’s excellent communication with works from competing Olympic nations. We quite enjoyed a Marshall Islands’ Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner’s relocating square story project.
Resources from GTN
The Olympics, World Cup and Battle of Hastings – bringing genuine universe events to life in class
On Friday, we distinguished a launch of The Games with ICT clergyman Chris Leach’s square on bringing genuine universe events to life in class. His students were tasked with putting together their possess Olympic bids regulating a operation of record and skills along a way.
The Olympic black and their meanings arrangement posters.
O is for Olympics
An rudimentary doctrine for younger children that explores a definition of a Olympic rings.
Olympics “which sports?”
One of 14 resources that includes activities, information and apparatus materials to support a 2012 Olympics.
Five Olympics associated films to get we in a mood for a Games. Includes a iconic snippets from Chariots of Fire.
Olympics 2012 all about London
A display about 2012 Olympic horde city – London. There is a relating apparatus devise surveying all a activities and objectives.
Best of a web
Horrible Histories video: story of a Olympics
Bringing a heading humour and creativity to ancestral storytelling, Horrible Histories take on a Olympics.
Get Set London resources archive
This site is full of resources that will assistance students learn about a Olympic Truce, a origins in Ancient Greece and wider associated concepts such as universe peace. There are lots of activities here, including this fun sports commentator challenge.
Project Britain: covering a Olympics opposite a operation of subjects
A few ideas suggesting artistic activities that cover opposite subjects, (maths, story and science, for example). Quite like a idea for science: ‘Investigate how to keep an contestant cold during a Games’.
Lesson devise on Olympic Park – sports, stadiums and bequest
From a British Council’s Teaching English site, this apparatus has reading exercises about a Olympic Park and a buildings and facilities. Students can afterwards plead a stadiums and a sports, though also cruise a broader long-term bequest of a Olympic Park project.
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