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History / Facts :

 

 

 

  • Paralympics - A guide
    "The Paralympic Games is a massive sporting event for athletes with disabilities.
    It takes place just after the Olympics, every four years..."

    (CBBC)
  • Olympic English : History - Sports - Quiz - with interactive activites
    (BBC)

 

  • Summer Olympics Disaster Guide
    What could go wrong in Beijing ? Everything.
    Pollution / Algae / Tibet / Rain / Darkness / Visa Issues / Food / Water / Locusts / Terrorism
    (slate.com)

 

  • China warning to Olympic visitors
    "Organisers of the Beijing Olympics have warned foreign visitors against political activism during the Games...
    The organisers' detailed do's and don't's document is entitled:
    "A guide to Chinese law for Foreigners coming to, leaving or staying in China during the Olympics."
    (BBC)

 

  • Chinese babies named 'Olympic Games'
    "More than 4,000 children in China have been given the name Aoyun, meaning Olympic Games, in the past 15 years...
    It is not uncommon for Chinese children to be given names of common events and popular slogans - such as Defend China, Build the Nation and Space Travel...
    babies have also been given names such as Hope for Sichuan, to show solidarity with earthquake victims."

    (BBC)

 

  • Following the torch through China - Interactive guide
    "The BBC is following the torch's journey, picking out various locations along the route that show some of the different aspects of this vast country
    - its ancient temples and modern cityscapes; urban riches and rural poverty; historical landmarks and political divisions.
    By clicking on the map ..., find out more about the places featured.
    When the torch arrives at each place, we will add new material in text, pictures, audio and video, together with accounts from people living in the area.""

    (BBC)

 

  • The Olympic Experience
    "The Olympic Games remind us of certain universal human values.
    Every Olympian has a story that echoes the shared human struggle for excellence and our devotion to pursue purpose in life.
    In this issue of eJournal USA, we celebrate the Olympics through the individual experiences and insights of athletes who share their memories of the Olympic Experience."

    (america.gov)

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • SYDNEY 2000 - CNN (Sports Illustrated)
    - History of locations and dates -All time medal winners - Summer games - Winter games

       

The Olympic Charter :

  • The Olympic Charter
    It "is the codification of the Fundamental Principles of Olympism, Rules and Bye-Laws adopted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)..."
    (en.beijing2008.cn)

 

 

Cliparts

 

Vocabulary

 

  • ALL THE GAMES SINCE 1896 (olympic.org)
    Relive the emotion of previous Games by selecting a date or host city.


  • Sports Animations - OLYMPIC DISCIPLINES (olympic.org)
    - with detailed explanations of each event, the equipment required and the techniques used.



Listening

 

  • Olympics 2008
    "Learn some sports related vocabulary and try the quizzes. A new sport each day from today!"

    (BBC)

 

 

 

Conversation questions :

  • The Olympic Dream - a debate : Is the Olympic Dream Dead? (debatewise.org) - UPDATED

 

 

Locations

 

 

Symbols

  • Mascots

  • The Mascots
    "BeiBei the fish represents prosperity, JingJing the panda is naïve and optimistic YingYing the Tibetan antelope is fast and agile (and not at all
    keen on monks), NiNi the swallow is strong in gymnastics, while HuanHuan is a child of fire, symbolising the Olympic flame and the passion of sport expressed in the Olympic motto "Faster, Higher, Stronger"..."

    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

  • A Map of Olympic Medals
    "Circles are sized by the number of medals each country won in past summer Olympic Games.
    Click on a country to display a list of its medal winners."

    (nytimes.com)

 



Photos

 

 

 

Drugs :

 

 

INTERACTIVE activities :

  • London 2012: Olympic medals timeline
    "Medals have been presented to event winners and runners-up since the first modern Olympic Games in 1896.
    For each host city, different medals are minted and the designs and sizes have changed through time.
    Explore them by clicking on the medals...

    Test your medal! Match the Olympic medal to the correct games"
    (BBC)

 

 

  • Olympics 2008
    "Learn some sports related vocabulary and try the quizzes. A new sport each day from today!"

    (BBC)

 

 

  • OLYMPIC EVENTS - interactive quiz (British Council)
    "Match names and descriptions of different sports."

 

Activities TO PRINT :

 

 

  • Olympics 2008
    "Learn some sports related vocabulary and try the quizzes. A new sport each day from today!"

    (BBC)

 

 

 

Lesson plans :

  • Gold Medal Olympics Activities - UPDATED
    "Ten gold-medal lessons about the Summer Olympics.
    Included: Activities that involve students in creating time lines and graphs, writing biographies of famous Olympians, and much more.
    "
    + Olympic lessons caught on the net
    (Education World)

 

 

  • China, the Olympics and Human Rights - 42 pages with activities - UPDATED
    Sections :
    - The Olympic Games: sport, ideals and society in the ancient world and today
    - Internet censorship in China: 'the Great Firewall'
    - Human rights in China today: exploring some key issues...

    + Advice to teachers - 12 pages
    (action.amnesty.org.au)

 

 

Webquests

 

 

  • SALT LAKE 2002 - a webquest (pour 3ème) with a crossword (niveau 3ème)
  • SALT LAKE 2002 - a webquest (pour 6ème) with a crossword (niveau 6ème)
    Certains liens ne fonctionnent plus, mais peuvent donner des idées pour créer une autre webquest...

 

INTERACTIVE games :



Games TO PRINT :

 

  • Summer Olympic Worksheets (bogglesworldesl.com) :
    crosswords - riddles - word search - word scramble - rhyming worksheets - etc

 

Animations / Videos

  • MORE videos here (cbc.ca)

 

 

 

  • Olympics - a FLASH animation (rivelazioni.com)

 

Artifacts

  • Summer Games artifacts (olympianartifacts.com)
    Autographs, badges and pins, stickers, mascot dolls, medals, posters, programs, tickets, seals, etc.
    (avec photos et descriptions détaillées - pour faire des transparents).
  • Olympic Games Posters (olympic.org) : UPDATED
    What is a poster ?
    Poster-making techniques.
    Announcing the Games
    What is an Olympic poster ?
    Official Olympic posters.
    The first Olympic posters.
    The process of selection.
    The distribution of the Olympic poster
    Methods of communication - Public appreciation.
    Reading an Olympic poster -
    Two examples :
    - Olympic Winter Games official poster - St. Moritz 1948.
    - Olympic Summer Games official poster - Rome 1960.
    Context - Image - Designers - Composition and Style - Message.
    The visual history of the Games
    Significant elements - Role in the communication of the Games.

 

Stories :

  • Chinese middle school student
    "roller skated 2,300km from his home town of Guangzhou to Beijing to spectate at the Olympics.
    The first thing that Yang did on arrival was to sit down and write a letter to his teacher about his journey and the Olympic spirit."
    (telegraph.co.uk)

 

 

Cartoons :

   

 

Hurry!
(cagle.com)

 

Chinese child labour products
(caglepost.com)

Lien modifié

Chocolate coins
(cagle.com)

 

Summer Superheroes (2008)
(cagle.com)



Michael PHELPS
(Wikipedia)

 

New Olympic Events
(cartoonbox.slate.com)

Boycott Beijing 2008
(cartoonbox.slate.com)

 

Posters :