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LP Activity 14: Meet BK


Lower Primary; English, Visual Arts

In this lesson, students learn about Meeting BK by; Learning about BK the Australian Olympic Team Mascot Identifying items around BK at an Olympic Games Discussing where BK may be seen at an Olympic Games Writing a story and draw a picture about BK

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Athens Olympics

The First Games - Athens 1896 Olympic Games


Middle Secondary; History

The ancient Olympics were a Greek athletics competition which mixed religion and athletic performance between the Greek city-states and some Greek colonies for every four years from 776BC for over 1000 years. Just before the beginning of the 20th century

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Moscow Olympic Games

Moscow 1980 Olympic Games - The Cold War


Middle Secondary; History

The Olympic Games have been subject to a number of boycotts for political reasons. The 1980 and 1984 Olympics were controversial because of the particular connection with Cold War rivalry between the USA and its allies and the Soviet Union and its allies.

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1968 Mexico Olympics - Civil Rights


Middle Secondary; History

The Mexico Olympic Games were not the only Games of the modern era to provide a forum for debate and demonstrations about human and civil rights. However, events of 1968 highlighted these issues in a number of countries and when the Olympic Games happened

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Australian Olympics

Australian Games - Melbourne 1956 and Sydney 2000


Middle Secondary; History

Australia has participated in every modern Olympic Games since 1896 and hosted the Olympic Games in 1956 and 2000. The 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, the ‘Friendly Games’ and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the ‘Green Games’ illustrate Australia’s tradition

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London Olympics 1948 and 2012


Middle Secondary; History

London has hosted the Olympic Games in 1908, 1948 and soon in 2012. The 1948 London Olympic Games and the 2012 Olympic Games illustrate continuity and change over time. In line with the new Australian History Curriculum, the content in this section provi

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Berlin 1936 Olympics

The Berlin Olympics 1936: Olympics and WWII


Middle Secondary; History

Berlin was scheduled to host Olympic Games in 1916 but the First World War led to the postponement of the Olympic Games. Then Germany was excluded from the Olympic Games until 1928. When Berlin was awarded the 1936 Olympic Games it was meant to be a recog

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Rio Resources - Lower Primary Teacher guide


Lower Primary; Mathematics, Media Arts, Digital Technologies, Music, Geography, Dance, Design and Technologies, Visual Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Civics & Citizenship, Health and Physical Education, Science, English

The Australian Olympic Committee’s Rio 2016 resource provides an opportunity for teachers in Australian Primary Schools to celebrate the Rio 2016 Olympic Games through activities aligned to the Australian National Curriculum.  

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LP Activity 17: Village Art - Drawing


Lower Primary; Visual Arts, English

In this lesson, students learn about Village Art by; Discussing previous village art and the purpose of the artwork for the Australian Olympic Team Analysing previous village art for key elements that reflect messages of encouragement and support and

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UP Activity 19: Village Art Drawing


Upper Primary; Visual Arts

In this lesson, students will learn about Village Art by; Discussing previous village art and the purpose of the artwork for the Australian Olympic Team Analysing previous village art for key elements that reflect messages of encouragement and support

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MP Activity 17: Village Art


Middle Primary; Visual Arts

In this lesson, students will learn about Village Art by; Discussing previous village art and the purpose of the artwork for the Australian Olympic Team Analysing previous village art for key elements that reflect messages of encouragement and support

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MP Activity 19: Media Art Part 2


Middle Primary; Media Arts, Digital Technologies

In this lesson, students will learn about Media Art by; Preparing for a video production Creating a video of support for the Australian Olympic Team Sharing their video with other students  Evaluating their video with peers Students can also crea

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LP Activity 11: Past, Present and Future


Lower Primary; English, Humanities and Social Sciences

In this lesson, students will learn about Olympic Values by; Sequencing images from birth to old age for humans and animals Sequencing an athlete’s journey from a young athlete to an Olympic Champion Sequencing Olympic Games using images Students

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LP Activity 19: Move your body


Lower Primary; Health and Physical Education

In this lesson, students will learn about Moving their bodies by; Identifying strengths and link them to images of sportspeople and animals. Discuss how these strengths are important Identifying some of the games students play and what strengths are u

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LP Activity 15: BK's Day at the Olympic Games


Lower Primary; Visual Arts, English

In this lesson, students will learn about BK's Day at the Olympic Games by; Viewing and listen to Kangaroo, Kangaroo Where are you? By Robyn Safarian Discussing the images, words and colours of the video to identify the flow of the text Recreating th

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