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According to the Olympic Charter, established by Pierre de Coubertin , “ The goal of the Olympic Movement is to contribute to: building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practised without discrimination of any kind
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ALL of you will be able to name at least 5 Olympic Games and spell them correctly
MOST of you will be able to name some and explain some of the more obscure games and explain them to your partner
MOST of you will be able to name a few greetings of various participant countries
MOST of you will be able to recount some of the history of the Olympic Games
MOST of you will be able to talk about the music of the Olympic games
SOME of you will be able to argue for and against athletes taking drugs for performance enhancement in the games
SOME of you will be able to work out statistics of Olympic Games
ALL of you will be able to name at least 5 of them and spell them correctly
Name as many sports as you can think of in 1 minute
Use the previous slide to help you! (it will appear again in a minute!)
Be very specific of the kind of sport not just the genre
Think of the obscure sports
Mixed Share Pair
Most medals of the same colour equals your position
On your whiteboards:
Gold for Spelling
Can you spell it backwards?
Can you spell it forwards?
MOST of you will be able to explain what happens in each sport in the Olympic games
Player 1 = Back to the boardwhilst player 2 explains sport without mentioning it (then swap)
AIM HIGHER: Name the Country also
Recall as many greetings as you can in one minute
Name the country also and give some more that people may know
Mixed pair share
Give the formula for converting Miles to Kilometres
ALL will be able to match the city to the correct countrySOME will be able to select the correct year the games were held in that city/ country
Further differentiation possibilities:research cities find facts about the games of that yearmake the cards in to snap cards for plenaryfind facts about the countriesKagan structures – rally robin / coach
ALL OF YOU will be able to name at least 3 ancient Olympic Games
MOST OF YOU beable to give me 3 facts on the history of the Olympic Games
SOME OF YOU will be able to name games first used in the Olympics as well as 5 facts on the History of the Olympic Games
Differentiated Cascading group task/
Also can be done as a Co-constructors task
Over the years there have been a number of songs associated with athletics and The Olympics
Here are a few you may have heard already:
Chariots of Fire – Vangelis
Barcelona – Freddie Mercury and MonserratCaballe
Proud – Heather Small
All Write Round Robin
In groups of four, you have 30 seconds to write down what musical characteristics you expect from an Olympic song
Name as many each as you can
They may include sport anthems
Name as many songs you can think of for past olympics
Sport anthems are included
Give as many adjectives as you can to describe the song needed to make a good olympic song
All write and speak one at a time
Click on the link below to watch the video of Spinnin’ for 2012 by Dionne Bromfield and TinchyStryder.
This song has been chosen as the official torch relay song for the 2012 games.
Spinnin’ for 2012
As you are listening, tick anything on your list of expectations that match what you can hear in this song.
Further discussion: Aim higher
How successful is this song as an Olympic anthem?
How does it compare to previous Olympic songs?
SHOULD DWAIN CHAMBERS BE ALLOWED TO REPRESENT THE UK AT 2012? HE HAS SERVED HAS BAN…………
‘it is hypocritical for society to encourage consumers to seek drugs to treat all sorts of ailments and conditions but to disdain drug use for sports’
‘the athletes who use them are breaking the rules and getting an unfair advantage over others.’
Depending on how you want to play this, a 3rd party should listen to the debate taking down the key points, allowing an equal % air time to each students views and ultimately decide upon the winner.
NOT THE STUDENT THEY ARGEE WITH BUT THE STUDENT THAT PRESENTED THE MOST
Reading before the debate – If there is time the argument would take place at a higher level if the students were given this material to read through before hand. They can then prepare argument & counter arguments for the debate.