Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘A Figure Skating Controversy’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about controversial judging in this Winter Olympics event. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to …More

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Against All Odds’ features some amazing and unbelievable events in sporting history. It provides factual information and is aimed at broadening students’ scientific and historical awareness.

Maths and Technology
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In the interesting learning activity, ‘Good Sports?’ students learn about and discuss the use of technology to improve swimmers’ performances. They use graphs and tables to evaluate the impact of changes, and form opinions about the fairness of using technology to enhance performances. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the …More

Maths and Technology
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In the learning activity, ‘The Best Throw’ students learn about and discuss the use of technology in sports. They use graphs and tables to evaluate the impact of change on the javelin event, and form opinions about the impact of technology on other sports. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning …More

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘5Ws and How of the Winter Olympics’ provides a structured diagram that helps students identify the who, what, when, where, why and how of the Winter Olympic Games History. It is a great visual graphic that can be used as a comprehension activity and to generate meaningful class discussion.

Irish History
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This history timeline, ‘Irish Olympic Gold’ features important dates and factual background information about the people who have won gold medals at the Summer Olympics for the Republic of Ireland. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about Ireland and could be used as a prompt for further discussion or …More

South African History
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This history timeline, ‘South African Sports Highlights’ features important dates and factual background information about the nation’s leading sports people and events that marked key moments in the country’s history. This is a great resource for broadening students’ historical and cultural knowledge about South Africa and could be used as a prompt for further discussion …More

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘A.S.P.I.R.E. Values’ is a great resource that encourages students to research the acronym A.S.P.I.R.E.. Students are required to list the six Olympic values and describe them. They are also asked to provide an example or situation where they have seen or they could see these values being enacted in real life. The activity …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Alpine Skiing’ features the origins of the sport in the Winter Olympics and an alpine skiing record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Alpine Skiing Profile’ provides a simple graphic for students to explore and organise key information relating to the Winter Olympic sport, alpine skiing. The resource asks students to explain what equipment is needed, the history of that sport, the nature of the sport in today’s Winter Olympics and past gold medal winners. It …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Become a Challenge Olympics Volunteer’ supports students to use various strategies to understand an informative text about volunteering at these games. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Biathlon’ features the origins of the sport in the Winter Olympics, how the sport has changed over time and a biathlon record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Biathlon Profile’ provides a simple graphic for students to explore and organise key information relating to the Winter Olympic sport, the biathlon. The resource asks students to explain what equipment is needed, the history of that sport, the nature of the sport in today’s Winter Olympics and past gold medal winners. It allows …More

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Bobsledding Profile’ provides a simple graphic for students to explore and organise key information relating to the Winter Olympic sport, bobsledding. The resource asks students to explain what equipment is needed, the history of that sport, the nature of the sport in today’s Winter Olympics and past gold medal winners. It allows students …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Bobsleigh’ features the origins of the sport in the Winter Olympics, how bobsleighs have changed since the beginning of the sport and a bobsleigh record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Reading Comprehension
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The report, ‘Bonnie Blair’ tells readers about the speed skater who once held the record for the most gold medals won by an American athlete at the Olympic Games. It provides opportunities for students to practise vocabulary and comprehension skills. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Choosing a Winter Olympic Sport’ asks students to analyse the pros and cons of two sports. This resource provides students with the opportunity to develop their own opinion and to form a conclusion on which sport they would prefer to compete in. Some students find it difficult to asses another angle. Using this …More

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Compare and Contrast Winter Olympic Athletes’ is a great graphical organiser that students can use to describe the similarities and differences between two types of Winter Olympic athletes. The requirements of athletes differ according to which sport and event they enter however being Winter Olympic athletes there will also be some common skills …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Cousins in the White House’, features two biographical texts about the U.S. presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Franklin D. Roosevelt. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the texts and includes questions about making an inference, detail, comparison/contrast, predicting an outcome, and forming an opinion.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Cross Country Skiing Profile’ provides a simple graphic for students to explore and organise key information relating to the Winter Olympic sport, cross country skiing. The resource asks students to explain what equipment is needed, the history of that sport, the nature of the sport in today’s Winter Olympics and past gold medal …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Cross-Country’ features the history of this team winter sport, its introduction into the Winter Olympics and a cross-country record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Curling’ features the origins of the sport in the Winter Olympics and a curling record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Curling Profile’ provides a simple graphic for students to explore and organise key information relating to the Winter Olympic sport, curling. The resource asks students to explain what equipment is needed, the history of that sport, the nature of the sport in today’s Winter Olympics and past gold medal winners. It allows students …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Editorial on The Paralympics’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a newspaper editorial about the importance of these games. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from the text, to look critically …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Figure Skating’ features the sport’s beginnings in the Winter Olympics, the origins of a famous jump and a figure skating record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Figure Skating Profile’ provides a simple graphic for students to explore and organise key information relating to the Winter Olympic sport, figure skating. The resource asks students to explain what equipment is needed, the history of that sport, the nature of the sport in today’s Winter Olympics and past gold medal winners. It …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Freestyle Skiing’ features this relatively new Winter Olympics sport, how far it has come since the 1960s and a freestyle skiing record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Freestyle Skiing Profile’ provides a simple graphic for students to explore and organise key information relating to the Winter Olympic sport, freestyle skiing. The resource asks students to explain what equipment is needed, the history of that sport, the nature of the sport in today’s Winter Olympics and past gold medal winners. It …More

Reading Comprehension
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This reading comprehension activity, ‘Gail Devers: The World’s Fastest Woman’ asks students to answer comprehension questions about the famous American runner Gail Devers. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of semantics and encourages them to form opinions and think about the author’s purpose.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘Historical Person: The Golden Girl’ features the great Australian Olympic running gold medallist Elizabeth (Betty) Cuthbert. It provides factual background information on the life of this Australian sporting legend and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘History of the Winter Olympics’ provides a vertical timeline with space for students to explore five interesting dates important to the history of the Olympics. The timeline spans the period from 1924 to 2010 and includes dates that explore some of the unusual events in Winter Olympic history. This resource allows students to …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Ice Hockey’ features the origins of this Winter Olympics sport, the players’ protective clothing and an ice hockey record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Ice Hockey Profile’ provides a simple graphic for students to explore and organise key information relating to the Winter Olympic sport, ice hockey. The resource asks students to explain what equipment is needed, the history of that sport, the nature of the sport in today’s Winter Olympics and past gold medal winners. It …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Luge’ features the origins of the sport in the Winter Olympics, a new luge event at the 2014 Games and a luge record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Luging Profile’ provides a simple graphic for students to explore and organise key information relating to the Winter Olympic sport, luging. The resource asks students to explain what equipment is needed, the history of that sport, the nature of the sport in today’s Winter Olympics and past gold medal winners. It allows students …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘More Than Gold Medals’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about three ice skaters that overcame the odds to win gold. It is aimed at encouraging students to deconstruct the text in order to gain a deeper understanding of its purpose, to recall specific details from …More

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘My Day at the Winter Olympics’ is a great writing prompt that encourages students to write freely using their own creative ideas. Some students may find it difficult to motivate themselves to write creatively. With this writing prompt they have enough freedom to explore their own ideas, encouraging all students to write.

History for Kids
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This history article, ‘My History … with Melissa Wu’ features an interview with Australian diving champion Melissa Wu. It provides factual information about Melissa Wu’s life and accomplishments and is aimed at broadening students’ cultural and historical awareness.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘My Mascot Design’ is a great resource that encourages students to use adjectives to describe the qualities found in an ideal Winter Olympic Mascot. The resource then asks students to illustrate a design of their own mascot and explain why that mascot would be a great candidate for the next Winter Olympics. It …More

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘My Medal Design’ is a great resource that encourages students to use adjectives in describing the elements of a Olympic medal design. The resource then asks students to illustrate and label a design of their own medal and explain why those elements were included.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘New Winter Olympic Events’ allows students to graphically organise information about events that were not included in the first Games of 1924. Many students may not realise that the events of today’s Winter Olympics may not be the same as those before. It provides a great prompt for discussion about why the events …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Nordic Combined’ features the origins of this Winter Olympics sport, some rules of the sport and a Nordic combined record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Nordic Combined Profile’ provides a simple graphic for students to explore and organise key information relating to the Winter Olympic sport, Nordic combined. The resource asks students to explain what equipment is needed, the history of that sport, the nature of the sport in today’s Winter Olympics and past gold medal winners. It …More

Analysing Text
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This analysing text worksheet ‘Olympic Events’ supports students to use various strategies to understand a narrative text about Olympic horse events. It is aimed at encouraging students to recall specific details from the text, to make judgements and draw conclusions about the text, as well as form opinions about the text as a whole in …More

Reading Comprehension
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This Reading Comprehension worksheet, ‘Olympic Events’, features an informational text about the Olympic horseriding events of dressage, show jumping, and three-day events. It encourages students to use a variety of strategies to interpret the text and includes questions about the main idea, vocabulary, comparison/contrast, detail, sequence, and genre. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Sporting Events
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This Winter Olympics themed bunting can be reproduced and used as part of a colourful classroom display. The bunting is formatted as two flags per page. Each flag includes drawn cut-out holes allowing them to be strung together and hung in the classroom.

Sporting Events
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This Winter Olympics themed bunting can be reproduced and used as part of a colourful classroom display. The bunting is formatted as two flags per page. Each flag includes drawn cut-out holes allowing them to be strung together and hung in the classroom.

Algebra
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Possum Poles’ is an engaging learning activity that shows how four possums climbed slippery poles at the Animal Olympics. Students need to use their knowledge of patterns and graphs to compare the progress of the possums. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Profile of a Winter Olympian’ is a simple yet effective worksheet that provides students with a template to organise information about a Winter Olympian. Using this resource students will become more involved in their team and gain interest in the Games. It is also an exercise that requires students to select only the …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Short Track’ features the sport’s debut in the Winter Olympics programme, some rules of the sport and a short track record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Skeleton’ features the debut of Skeleton in the Winter Olympics, how the sport earned its name and a skeleton record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Skeleton Profile’ provides a simple graphic for students to explore and organise key information relating to the Winter Olympic sport, skeleton. The resource asks students to explain what equipment is needed, the history of that sport, the nature of the sport in today’s Winter Olympics and past gold medal winners. It allows students …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Ski Jumping’ features the sport’s beginnings, a special technique and a ski jumping record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Ski Jumping Profile’ provides a simple graphic for students to explore and organise key information relating to the Winter Olympic sport, ski jumping. The resource asks students to explain what equipment is needed, the history of that sport, the nature of the sport in today’s Winter Olympics and past gold medal winners. It …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Snowboard’ features the Winter Olympics’ newest discipline and a snowboard record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This worksheet, ‘Snowboarding Profile’ provides a simple graphic for students to explore and organise key information relating to the Winter Olympic sport, snowboarding. The resource asks students to explain what equipment is needed, the history of that sport, the nature of the sport in today’s Winter Olympics and past gold medal winners. It allows students …More

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Sochi Mascot: Hare’ features the story behind this mascot, which is one of three mascots at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. It also features other mascots from previous Winter Olympics. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Sochi Mascot: Leopard’ features the story behind one of the three mascots at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. It also features other mascots from previous Winter Olympics. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Sochi Mascot: Polar Bear’ features the story behind this mascot, which is one of three mascots at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. It also features other mascots from previous Winter Olympics. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

Sporting Events
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This sports article, ‘Speed Skating’ features the debut of speed skating in the Winter Olympics programme and a speed skating record breaking fact. It provides factual background information and is aimed at broadening students’ historical and sporting awareness in an engaging manner.

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