THE TOKYO OLYMPICS AS A TEACHING AND LEARNING FOCUS

Engage your students and capture the topical excitement of the Olympic Games with our Health and PE, Social Studies, or cross curricular resources.

Let’s Go Tokyo is a Physical Education unit plan designed to provide Year 5 - 8 students with rich learning experiences in movement, coaching and leadership. Students will learn movement patterns required by Olympic athletes and then adopt a coaching role that grows their leadership skills as they plan a small Mini-Olympics event for another more junior group. The teacher role is mainly as a facilitator.

There are 6 engaging and digitally-rich Social Studies modules aimed at Year 7 – 10 students. Learn about Japanese culture, food, and values, and discover ancient and modern Tokyo, tourist Tokyo, and Olympic Tokyo. Find out why Tokyo will be the most technologically advanced and the most sustainable Olympic Games yet. Learn about the 33 sports at the Games and the 5 new sports including surfing and skateboarding.

Work with your colleagues across the curriculum in Maths, Science, English, Social Studies, and PE using our sport in Education Olympic resources aimed at Year 10 – 12 students. There are 75 different activities based on the Tokyo Olympics, and themed around the Olympic Values of Respect, Friendship, and Excellence.

Make sure your students get involved learning about the athletes in the New Zealand Team. Start with the 8 athlete interactive digital books where students can have fun learning and testing themselves. To use these free teaching and learning resources please register or login HERE