TEACHING VALUES AN OLYMPIC EDUCATION TOOLKIT SECTION 4 THE FIVE EDUCATIONAL VALUES OF OLYMPISM TEACHING VALUES107 ACTIVITYSHEET JOY IN MY FUTURE! Create an art collage in which you include pictures, photographs you've taken, words and phrases that represent your positive vision for your future. Share your art collage with a small group. Remember to include images related to physical activity. GREAT PLANNING! Prepare a monthly/ weekly/ daily plan for taking care of your own physical and emotional needs, including: sport and physical activity recommended food activities with friends and family personal reflection in a safe place CHECKLIST ACTIVITY 1 ACTIVITY 2 ACTIVITY 3 ACTIVITY 4 ACTIVITY 5 1 2 MY VERY OWN JOURNAL Make a book about yourself and your world. Write about: the important things that happen in your day something that you would like to happen in the future your favourite physical activity. Why do you like it? good things about your family and friends a new thing that you learned to do how you take care of yourself 4 I AM A STAR!! ROLE PLAY Today a mighty spirit has said you can become a star in any sport or activity you wish. Pretend that you are being interviewed by a reporter. How would you respond to the following questions? Will you please describe some of the skills involved in your activity. What do you have to practise a lot? Will you please tell us what you had to do to reach your goal? 5 WALL OF HEROES AND HEROINES Make a classroom mural with photographs and stories of female and male heroes who have achieved remarkable physical accomplishments after overcoming unusually difficult physical or social obstacles. Prepare role plays of their greatest moments. Pretend you are interviewing them. What would they say? 3 Is there anyone that you want to mention who helped you? How did he or she help you? Your young fans would like to know what advice you would give to them so that they can do what you did. What does it feel like now that you have reached your goal? How has your life changed? How will you help others?
108TEACHING VALUES SECTION 4 THE FIVE EDUCATIONAL VALUES OF OLYMPISM READING Scene 1 – To smoke or not to smoke Irini has to choose Irini takes the bus to school with her friends. Everyday they walk past a big advertisement for a brand of cigarettes. On the advertisement there is a picture of a lovely lady who is wearing a beautiful white dress. In the picture she is standing on a ship with a handsome man, and the sun is setting in the background. Both the man and the woman are smoking cigarettes. Irini would love to look like the lady in the white dress. Irini plays volleyball for her community team so she knows all of the health dangers about smoking. One day several of Irini's school friends buy cigarettes and decide to smoke them in the park after school. They invite Irini to join them. What should she do? FOR DISCUSSION What are Irini's choices? Why are the choices difficult? What is the message of the advertisement? How does this message affect Irini? What are the expectations of different people in Irini's life? – friends, coach, team- mates, parents. What would you do? What is the healthy choice? Talk about other advertisements that try to influence your behaviour. Scene 2 – To take steroids or not to take steroids. Abed has to choose Abed is training hard to make the school running team. There are two other people who are almost as good as he is. Only two boys will be picked for the team. Abed really wants to be on that team to make his parents proud of him. One day a friend of his older brother comes into the locker room. He comes up to Abed and puts his arm around Abed's shoulders. " Hey, Abed," he says quietly." We really want you to be our man on the school running team. But, you know, you've got a problem with those other guys. I've been able to get hold of some of these pills. Take one a day for a couple of weeks. They'll give you some extra muscle power to be a sure winner." What should Abed do? FOR DISCUSSION What are Abed's choices? Why are the choices difficult? What are the expectations of different people in Abed's life? – Coach, friends, parents, family. What would you do? What is the healthy choice? Below If you were offered steroids, what would you do? ANGELSORDEMONS: MAKINGDIFFICULT CHOICES EACH OF THE SCENES BELOW INVOLVES A PERSON WHO HAS A DILEMMA. USE THIS ACTIVITY TO HELP LEARNERS EXPLORE THE CHALLENGES OF MAKING POSITIVE, HEALTHY CHOICES.