40TEACHING VALUES SECTION 2 CELEBRATING THE VALUES THROUGH SYMBOL AND CEREMONY ACTIVITYSHEET Write the numbers from 1 to 10 in Roman numerals. Interpret the numbers from the poster of the 1967 Games in Rome. Write these dates in the number symbols from other language traditions. Analyse the Calgary 1988 Winter Games poster below. Identify the elements of Olympic symbols/ values and local heritage. Can you find the maple leaf ( symbol of Canada), a snowflake, the " Cs" for Calgary, and cowboy boots? Canada has two national languages. What are they? Can you see the Rocky Mountains behind the city skyline? Imagine the Olympic Games were to be hosted by your community ( or a nearby city). Design an Olympic Games poster. What elements would you find it important to include and why? Note: All Olympic posters feature the rings and aspects of importance to the host city. CHECKLIST ACTIVITY 1 ACTIVITY 2 ACTIVITY 3 123
TEACHING VALUES AN OLYMPIC EDUCATION TOOLKIT READING The ancient Greek people wrote wonderful poetry, plays and stories. They also had beautiful architecture, sculpture and art. You can learn a lot about their athletic traditions from their sculptures and paintings on pottery. FOR DISCUSSION Look at the pictures above. What events are being shown? What else can you learn about life in Ancient Greece from these photos? Compare and contrast the ancient athletic events of Greece and the modern athletics of Olympic sports. THINGS TO DO Use the encyclopaedia or the internet ( http:// www. perseus. tufts. edu/ Olympics/ sports. html) to help you to find and interpret other sports images on Greek pottery. Write a report on one of the sports. Find out more about pottery- making in Ancient Greece or in your region. AboveArtefacts from Greece show events of the ancient Olympic Games. ATHLETICSANDART INANCIENTGREECE SECTION 2 CELEBRATING THE VALUES THROUGH SYMBOL AND CEREMONY TEACHINGVALUES41 PHYSICAL TRAINING AND SPORTS COMPETITIONS WERE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE EDUCATION OF GREEK BOYS IN ANCIENT TIMES. THE ART WORK ON POTTERY FROM THESE TIMES OFTEN SHOWS ATHLETES IN ACTION. USE THE PHOTOS BELOW TO HELP LEARNERS LEARN ABOUT THE ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES OF THE ANCIENT GREEK CIVILISATION. THEN HELP THEM EXPLORE NON- OLYMPIC ATHLETIC TRADITIONS IN THEIR OWN CULTURES.