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.
42TEACHING VALUES SECTION 2 CELEBRATING THE VALUES THROUGH SYMBOL AND CEREMONY THE OLYMPIC EMBLEM Every emblem of the Olympics tells a story. The Beijing 2008 Olympic Games emblem " Chinese Seal, Dancing Beijing" ( right) is filled with Beijing's hospitality and hopes, and carries the city's commitment to the world. THE SLOGAN OF THE BEIJING 2008 OLYMPIC GAMES " One World One Dream" fully reflects the essence and the universal values of the Olympic spirit – Unity, Friendship, Progress, Harmony, Participation and Dream. It expresses the common wishes of people all over the world, inspired by the Olympic ideals, to strive for a bright future for Mankind. ONEWORLD: ONEDREAM BEIJING20087 HELP YOUNG PEOPLE TO EXPLORE THE UNIVERSAL AND CHINESE SYMBOLS IN THE IMAGES ON THIS PAGE.