|Scooped by Megan Clayton|
Discussing the Olympic flag, medals and torch and their significance aligns with the dot point; Students will learn about the symbols used by different groups; flags or badges. Students are given the opportunity to learn about an international event, which carries huge significance across the globe. This Olympics resource would only be relevant in the year of the Olympics, however it is a great resource that promotes critical thinking into the significance of the colours of the Olympic rings, medals and torch. This TeacherPlanet resource provides teachers with an activity for their class, where students can discuss the colours of the Olympic rings and demonstrate critical thinking by suggesting other colours that the rings could have been and why. Furthermore, teachers could use a concept map to visually represent their students’ ideas and show how these ideas are linked in a systematic way. Additionally, TeacherPlanet suggests an activity where students can firstly discuss what is on the back of the Olympic Medals and then create their own designs on the back. Another reason why I thought this was a useful resource is that it comes with the following link;
The link above provides teachers with background information about the rings, torch and medals and the overall significance of the event itself. Having this background information readily available will help prompt the students into good quality discussions about the rings and medals.