Small steps to creative thinking
Can creativity be captured in the classroom? Armed with the contents of her ‘creative toolkit’, Louise Tondeur shares her step-by-step experience of seizing the creative writing process.
Activity 6 Resource Pack: Comparing climates
The Olympics: Activity 6 Resource Pack. Students draw graphs to represent average rainfall and temperatures throughout the year in London and Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the next Olympic Games, and consider the implications on life in those cities.
The Birth of the Modern Olympics Text (Word doc)
A question-led text covering the founding of the modern Olympics, the first Olympic Games and Coubertin’s vision for the future. For the pdf version, see 'Project Plan: The Olympics'.
Activity 11 Resource Pack: The Munich Games
The Olympics: Activity 11 Resource Pack. Students research some of the highlights of the Munich Olympic Games in 1972 and some of the athletes who took part in the Games.
Activity 10 Resource Pack: The story of Pelops – P4C enquiry
The Olympics: Activity 10 Resource Pack. Students take part in a Philosophy for Children (P4C) enquiry into the legend of Pelops (the fabled origins of the Olympic Games), exploring the wider themes behind it.
Activity 9 Resource Pack: Rio de Janeiro 2016
The Olympics: Activity 9 Resource Pack. Students plan and design an Olympic mascot, logo and stadium for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.
Activity 8 Resource Pack: Writing a myth
The Olympics: Activity 8 Resource Pack. Students create a myth based on a solar or lunar eclipse, or to explain the beginning of the Olympic Games.
Activity 7 Resource Pack: How much do we weigh?
The Olympics: Activity 7 Resource Pack. Students calculate their own weight depending upon the gravitational pull of the planets of the solar system, which are all named after Roman/Greek gods.
Activity 5 Resource Pack: Biographical writing
The Olympics: Activity 5 Resource Pack. Students write a biography of an athlete who participated in the Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics.