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Teaching and learning resources for the Commonwealth Games

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The 20th Commonwealth Games are well underway in Glasgow, Scotland. Australia has already won medals in a number of different sports including swimming, athletics and cycling. The following sites provide ideas and resources for including activities related to the Commonwealth Games in your classes. Enjoy!

Latest news including an up-to-date medal tally can be found on ABC Grandstand.

Game on Scotland: Resources

Game on Scotland is the official education programme of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and its legacy. It aims to provide inspiration and learning and teaching opportunities related to Glasgow 2014 and other momentous events happening throughout Scotland in the coming years. The resources section provides access filtered by stage of schooling and curriculum area.

Victorian Commonwealth Games Association

The VCGA offers a collection of resources and activities for primary schools.

Sparklebox Commonwealth Games

Sparklebox offers a huge range of free, downloadable teaching resources for all learning areas and many topics. The Commonwealth Games resources include games, posters and word activities.

Primary Treasure Chest: Commonwealth Games

Lots of worksheets, posters, games and activities all linked to the Commonwealth Games and free to download, edit and use.

Instant Display: Commonwealth Games

Free downloadable posters including flags of all participating countries. Great resource if you want to decorate your classroom for the games.

Commonwealth Games: embracing 2018 – Global Education Program

This site from the Queensland government is looking ahead to the next Commonwealth Games which will be held on the Gold Coast in 2018 but it also includes some ideas and activities related to Glasgow to use now.

Sochi 2014

The 2014 Winter Olympic games begin in the early hours of tomorrow morning – time to find some interesting activities for the classroom.

X-Games!Photo Credit: Zach Dischner via Compfight

From NBC Learn comes The Science of the Olympics NBC Learn, in partnership with the National Science Foundation, unravels the physics, biology, chemistry, materials science and math behind the Olympic Winter Games. There are 16 short videos, complete with transcript and activities, on topics including Competition Suits, Figuring Out Figure Skating, Aerial Physics, and The Science of Skis. There’s something here for all year levels.

The Australian Olympic Team have Winter Games Lesson Plans suitable for the primary levels and there’s also the opportunity to Chat to a Champ via video conferencing (or view the previous chats that have already taken place).

Teacher Vision has printable resources, activities, worksheets, reference materials, and lesson plans designed to help students learn about: the history of the Olympic games; Olympic symbols and traditions; Sochi and Russia; security concerns, and all about the sports that feature at the games.

Edutopia has put together a resource round-up focusing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects.

Larry Ferlazzo posted Best sites for learning about the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games and has just followed up with Sochi Olympics Resource Update