TEACHING VALUES AN OLYMPIC EDUCATION TOOLKIT READING NORTH AMERICAN INDIAN QUOTATION " MIGHTY SPIRIT, STAND BY ME SO THAT I DO NOT JUDGE ANOTHER MAN BEFORE I HAVE WALKED FOR TWO WEEKS IN HIS MOCCASINS." ( SIOUX NATION PRAYER) CHRISTIAN QUOTATION " DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU." ( HOLY BIBLE, MATTHEW 7: 12) ISLAMIC QUOTATION " NOT ONE OF YOU IS A BELIEVER IF YOU DON'T WISH FOR YOUR BROTHER THE SAME THINGS THAT YOU WISH FOR YOURSELF." ( HOLY PROPHET MUHAMMAD) AFRICAN QUOTATION " A PERSON IS A PER-SON BECAUSE OF ANOTHER PERSON." CHINESE QUOTATION " WHAT YOU DO NOT WANT DONE TO YOURSELF, DO NOT DO UNTO OTHERS." ( CONFUCIUS – KONG ZI) BUDDHIST QUOTATION: THE BUDDHA SAID, " ACCORDING TO THE SEED THAT IS SOWN, SO IS THE FRUIT YOU REAP THE DOER OF GOOD WILL GATHER GOOD RESULTS THE DOER OF EVIL REAPS EVIL RESULTS IF YOU PLANT A GOOD SEED WELL THEN YOU WILL ENJOY THE GOOD FRUITS." FOR DISCUSSION What is the common idea in each of these quotations? What do these " golden rules" have to do with fair play? Write a golden rule for your club or classroom? Make posters that represent these different cultural ideas. BelowAthens 2004: Brazil shakes the hands of Team USA after their 3- 2 victory in the women's indoor Volleyball quarter- final match. THE GOLDEN RULE9 SECTION 4 THE FIVE EDUCATIONAL VALUES OF OLYMPISM TEACHING VALUES89 ALMOST EVERY CULTURE HAS " A GOLDEN RULE." HELP LEARNERS TO EXPLORE THE VARIOUS WAYS THAT DIFFERENT CULTURES AND DIFFERENT LANGUAGES COMMUNICATE THE SAME MESSAGE ABOUT FAIR PLAY BEHAVIOUR. 9 Adapted from Binder, D. 2000. Be A Champion in Life. Athens: Foundation for Olympic and Sport Education, p. 102.
90TEACHING VALUES SECTION 4 THE FIVE EDUCATIONAL VALUES OF OLYMPISM LANGUAGE ARTS Tell a story about a time – any time – when you wanted to say," That's not fair." Perhaps you were with your family. Perhaps you were with your friends. Perhaps you were playing a sport or a game. Include many details in your story, as many as you can remember. Where were you at the time? What were you doing? Who was with you? What were the sounds, the sights, the smells? What was the weather like? What were your feelings? What did you do? Write a sports story for a school or community newspaper. Attend an athletic event and emphasise examples of fair play by the learners in your news story. Write a specific fair play code for a sport or game that you particularly like. Interview an athlete about fair play; interview your mum or dad about their expectations for fair play. Videotape examples of fair play from the hallways, the playground, the gymnasium, your classroom. Write a poem on a fair play issue in your school or community. ART Design posters promoting fair play. Display them around the school. Design and produce your own fair play awards. Create fair play trophies. Create drawing and sculptures representing fair play themes. DRAMA Role play ethical dilemmas. Present Reader's Theatre performances of ethical dilemma which might occur when learners are participating in a variety of school-related activities. Present a TV or radio documentary broadcast of a fair play issue in your school or community. HEALTH EDUCATION Write fair play codes for classroom, playground hallway and away from school activities. MUSIC Compose and perform a " rap" song about fair play. Compose and perform a fair play cheer. Collect pop songs that have fair play as a theme. PHYSICAL EDUCATION Prepare dances or routines representing fair play themes. Have learners modify activities to better incorporate fair play values. Fill the gymnasium with student-made fair play codes and posters on fair play themes. Develop a fair play recognition system and mount student photographs with stories about weekly or monthly winners. SOCIAL STUDIES Create a " Fair Play in our Community" mural showing examples of fair play activities in various businesses and organisations in your community. This is a good way to learn about the community. BelowAthens 2004: Rowers from Poland ( left) and Greece ( right) congratulate each other after the medal ceremony for the men's lightweight double sculls. The Polish team won the gold medal, while Greece won bronze. FAIRPLAY PROJECTFAIR BECOME A " FAIR PLAY SCHOOL" AND USE THESE ACTIVITIES AS PART OF A SCHOOL- WIDE FAIR PLAY THEME.