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1 Let the Games Begin Stage 3 and 4 Research Task

2 Online Resources Match the descriptions of sports to the names Olympic Mascots history: You have two choices. Click on the "Letter Writing Interactive" button to the right to follow the instructions and write your letter to an Australian athlete online.

3 The following task will engage students in these broad learning outcomes: Students will: * understand, develop and communicate ideas and information * access, analyse, evaluate and use information from a variety of sources * work collaboratively with others to achieve individual and collective goals * be productive, creative and confident in the use of technology and understand the impact of technology on society Outcomes

4 Traditional methods for teaching a unit of work based on the Olympics meant collecting newspaper cuttings, borrowing books from the library (hoping no-one else found them) or recording events. Using IWBs and a multimodal approach will engage students in Qlympic research using current factual information.

5 Background Information: There are always Olympic moments that are significant for us as spectators, successes as organisers or achievements as Olympians. Your Task is to: 1. Record on your flipchart a timeline of significant events/stories leading up to and during the Beijing Olympic Games. 2. Choose one of these significant events. 3. Create a persuasive text for your chosen event/story demonstrating why this event should be included in the Top Ten News Events/Stories of the Beijing Olympic Games.

6 Persuasive Text: Persuasive texts can be brochures, web sites, TV ads, pod casts etc. They can include photos, artwork, diagrams, graphs, music, and written text. 1. Your persuasive text must include written text of at least 200 words. 2. Use the MOST appropriate technology to publish your text. 3. You will also be asked to reflect upon the task, your progress and the final product. 4. You can work independently or in groups of up to three. Persuasive text resources

7 On the Official Olympic Beijing Website users engage in voting for the Top Ten News Stories. Click on the globe to access the website. Vote for Top Ten News Stories "Beijing 2008 Olympic Games medals released," "Olympic Torch Relay Route unveiled," "Beijing Olympic ticket sales kicks off," "The Olympic Families tour Beijing." So many Olympic news stories happen every day, but is there a particular one that stands out most in your mind from 2007? Before you cast your vote go to the next page.

8 On April 26, BOCOG revealed its planned torch relay route for the Beijing Olympic Games. The relay will be held from March 24 to August 8, It is composed of the overseas and domestic routes and will last 130 days and travel 137,000 kilometers through more than 130 cities across the five continents. During the relay, mountaineers will carry the torch and scale the highest peak in the world -- Mt. Qomolangma. BOCOG unveiled on the same day the Olympic Torch design, which possesses a unique Chinese flavor. The planned torch relay routes for the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics are revealed. Special flame arrives at Everest base camp A special Olympic flame arrived at Mount Everest base camp today, as Beijing Games organisers attempt to bring the symbol to the top of the world's highest mountain, state press said. The attempt to scale Everest with a high altitude Olympic torch is expected to be a high point in the global torch relay that has been severely hampered by protests against China's handling of Tibet. China's clampdown on Tibet, and its overall human rights record, has been the subject for the numerous protests that have followed the torch relay around the world and incensed the Beijing organisers of the Games.

9 218,888 torch bearers - largest number in history Smile wristbands for Olympic Volunteers Jade- inlaid medals with Chinese chacterisitics Torch relay routes revealed for Beijing Olympics Pictogram for Paralympic games are unveiled Olympic preparation work and sport events examined Opening and closing ceremony preparation ends One year countdown, invitations to the world Call for successful Olympics and Paralympics Slogan I participate, I contribute, I enjoy The Top Ten News Stories: Click on the image and read the text.

10 Smile wristbands for Olympic Volunteers Opening and closing ceremony preparation ends Slogan I participate, I contribute, I enjoy Pictogram for Paralympic games are unveiled One year countdown, invitations to the world Jade- inlaid medals with Chinese chacterisitics Match the top 10 news stories leading up to the 2008.

11 Notes Reset Title Make our vote count. Medals Wristbands Opening Ceremony Countdown Slogan

12 Let's Vote

13 Topic: Resources Date Let the Games Begin Drag > Highlights of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

14 Back to Timeline Write a persuaive text outlining why this event should be in the top ten.

15 Sample Group Activities Online Interactive Sports Design a Symbol Badminton Research New Event Marshall Arts

16 Triathlon Badminton Taekwondo Can you name the sport these symbols represent ? Now use the pen tool to create your own symbol.

17 While contemporary badminton ______ appeared in the mid-19th _________, it evolved ______ the game battledore and shuttlecock, which can be traced back to _______ Greece, China, Japan and India. Especially ________ in Asia ____ Europe today, __________ became a full competition sport at the ________ Games in first century from ancient and popular Olympic badminton Complete this text using the words from the box. Who won the Gold, Silver & Bronze at the last Olympics ?

18 Use the spy glass to discover the Olympic sport hidden beneath. When did this sport first appear in the Olympic Games ?

19 Various Korean forms of martial arts have existed but in the early 20th century, taekwondo became the dominant form. In 1955 a group of Korean martial arts leaders chose taekwondo as the definitive Korean martial art in an attempt to promote its development internationally. What are some other forms of martial arts ? What words are missing from the text ? Use the eraser to reveal the hidden words.

20 Web Links: Oxfam - Mapping our World TaLe Learning Objects Board of Studies HSC On-line Promethean Learning

21 Question time Interactive Classroom Project Novotel Brighton-le-Sands 24th June 2008


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