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Shoes of the Olympics Beating the Wind Technology and Biomechanics at the Olympics Is gear a performance-enhancing drug? The Story of Anti-Doping
Swimmer Natalie Coughlin The Impact of Cheating in Sport Refugee
Olympic Team
Coding
Good Spotting!  
Coding 
Key Concept: understand why coding is important to learn

Instructions
1. Read the text - Why kids should learn to code

2. Open the activity Coding Vocabulary
. - Complete the task and share this on your blog. 
3. Code.org - Code Studio (start at course 2)
Have a go at some coding! - Start at course 2 and work your way through all of the activities until you have finished the course. Here are your links:
4. Fast Finishers: Hour of Code
Once you have finished the course (you're the MAN or woMAN if you have by the way!) have some fun putting all that you have learnt into practice. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17S8AYrwJkuxS43LpSFdAHyAs8L54J_Dh8J0uk0TzGUg/edit#slide=id.g16bd1c00af_0_0
  Texts: 
Why kids should learn to code
Your Choice (you need to read at least 1) What is HTML anyway Youtube - Why all kids should learn to code

Links:

Refugee Olympic Team 

Walt: understand what a refugee is

Walt: synthesis readings into our own words

Walt: understand and use new and interesting vocab

Key Concept: Why is the Refugee Olympic Team important?

For the next two weeks we are going to be exploring why the Refugee Olympic Team is important. We will be learning why the IOC had to create this team, who has made the team and a little bit about some of the athletes.

Instructions:

1. Read the 3 texts very carefully, making sure that you understand what you are reading.
2. Choose at least 1 of the 'Your Choice' texts
 thoroughly.
3. Vocab Padlet: We are going to create a Vocab Padlet. To do this you are going to do the following things:
  • Find any new or interesting vocab and add this to the group padlet.
  • Write down the exact sentence that your chosen word was written in
  • As a group we will create our own definition and sentence using the new or interesting word
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
Texts:
Refugee Olympic Team to Shine Spotlight on Worldwide Refugee Crisis
What is a Refugee?
The Inspirational Olympic Journey Of Refugee Swimmer Yusra Mardini


Your Choice (you need to read at least 1)
The Impact of Cheating in Sport 


Walt: synthesise information from multiple texts.

Walt: understand why people make particular choices and how their choice can impact themselves and others.


Key Concepts:

What might cheating look like at the Olympics and who may it impact?

What motivates an athlete to cheat?

Instructions:

This week, we are completing our inquiry into cheating at the olympics. 

1. Read through any extended texts from the last three weeks which you want to spend more time exploring. These will be texts from:

  • The story of anti-doping
  • Swimmer Natalie Coughlin
  • The impact of cheating in sport
2. Use the information you have learned to respond to at least 2 of your classmates blogposts from week 4, 5, and 6.
  • Go to the blog log and read a number of your classmates' posts from weeks 4, 5, and 6. 
  • Use this doc to write your blog comment and then copy your response into the comments section of their blog post. 
  • Use the 'Quality blog Comments' image on the right to help you!
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
Follow up:




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Swimmer Natalie Coughlin 

Walt: understand why people make particular choices and how their choice can impact themselves and others.

WALT: make connections between texts and paraphrase these into my own words.

Key Concept: What motivates an athlete to cheat?

Instructions:
This week, we are continuing our three week inquiry. Our topic is looking at the impact of performance enhancing drugs on the Olympic Games. However this week we are putting a different spin on things and looking at the specifics around why athletes cheat, especially looking into whether it is the pull of sponsorship money that is the biggest motivation.

1. Read the whole of the text very carefully.
2. Read 
at least the first 2 extended readings thoroughly.
3. Swimming Routine task
Read the instructions on the doc carefully and then complete the task. You will need to answer the discussion points as well because you will be discussing them with your group after.
4. Read the Extra texts to help you with your advice blog.
5. Advice Blog
Complete the advice blog and then share this onto your blog with the walts (from above) and a short paragraph explaining your new understanding of what we have read this week.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
Text:
Swimmer Natalie Coughlin on Pilates, Plums, and Backstroking For Gold

Extended Readings:


Do you want even more information??
Highest Paid Athletes
Did Usain Bolt Just Sign The BIGGEST Deal In The History Of Nike
5 Olympic Athletes With Insanely Big Endorsement Deals

The Story of Anti-Doping 

WALT: make connections between texts and apply the knowledge to a new situation.

Walt: understand why people make particular choices and how their choice can impact themselves and others. WALT: condense ideas and paraphrase these into my own words.


Key Concept: What might cheating look like at the olympics and who it may impact?

Instructions:
This week, we are continuing our three week inquiry. Our topic is looking at the impact of performance enhancing drugs on the Olympic Games - especially looking at the athletes and their countries that they are representing.

1. Read the whole of the text very carefully.
2. Read 
at least the first 2 extended readings thoroughly.
3. Rio Olympics N
ewspaper Article: This week you are creating your own newspaper article about doping at the olympics. You will need to choose one of the following items or themes to write about:
  • An athlete who has been banned for doping
  • Doping at the Rio Olympics and how they are controlling it
  • The Athletes calling out one another as drug cheats
Make sure you follow the instructions carefully on the Rio Olympics Newspaper Article doc and do your best work!
Have fun!
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
Text:
The Story of Anti-Doping

Extended Readings:

Doping Control
Rival casts doubt over Almaz Ayana's 10,000m world record
Hungary's Katinka Hosszu is raising all kinds of eyebrows


Do you want even more information??
Rio Olympics: IOC blasted for hypocrisy for non-ban on Russia
US swimmer says drug cheat Justin Gatlin shouldn't be in Rio


Is gear a performance-enhancing drug? 

WALT: make connections between texts and apply the knowledge to a new situation.

Walt: understand why people make particular choices and how their choice can impact themselves and others.
WALT: condense ideas and paraphrase these into my own words.


Key Concept: What might cheating look like at the olympics and who may it impact?

Instructions:
This week, we are starting our new three week inquiry. Our topic is going to be looking at the impact of performance enhancing drugs on the Olympic Games - especially looking at the athletes and their countries that they are representing.

1. Read the whole of the text very carefully.
2. Read 
at least the first 2 extended readings thoroughly.
3. Open your groups' Padlet and fill this in with your thoughts and new or refined understanding. Remember to read each topic heading carefully, insuring you understand what is being asked of you.
4. Once your group have finished filling in the Padlet embed this onto your blog with the WALTs and explain 1-2 key new things you have learned.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
Text:
Is gear a performance-enhancing drug?

Extended Readings:

2016 Rio Olympics
IOC doesn't ban Russia from Rio Olympics - The Herald
IOC dropped the ball on Russia ban - The Herald

Do you want even more information??
Russia's athletics stars angered by Rio Olympics ban - The Herald
Entire Russian track & field team remains banned from Rio Olympics

Technology and Biomechanics at the Olympics 

WALT: ask questions before and during reading to focus our understanding.

WALT: make connections between texts and apply the knowledge to a new situation.


Instructions:
This week, we are finishing our mini inquiry on the use and development of technology and biomechanics at the Olympic Games. You will need to read the texts really carefully in order to create a great reflective movie. So, make sure to take good notes and read as much as you can!

1. Read the whole of the text very carefully.

2. Read 
at least the first 2 extended readings thoroughly.

3. You are going to create a short (1-2 minute) movie to share your learning about technology and biomechanics at the Olympics. You need to think about:
  • Shoes at the Olympics
  • Bikes at the Olympics
  • Diving at the Olympics - this is the sport you will be reading about this week.
  • How technology has changed to make athletes faster.
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
Text:
How Athletes Use Technology to Win Medals

Extended Reading:

Elizabeth Cui
History of Diving
Training for success

Do you want even more information??
Olympics.org


Beating the Wind 
Walt: locate and summarise ideas.
Walt: ask questions after reading to clarify our thinking and discuss what we are still wondering.

Instructions:

This week, we are investigating why professional bikes are designed the way they are, thinking carefully about the history of these bikes in the Olympics and their current design.

1. Read your text carefully.

2. Contribute to the padlet.

3. Explore the extended texts.

4. Your task is to create a poster for Zephyr which shows her what she should work on for her next race to make her faster. Use Linsey's suggestions as well as anything else you have read in the extended readings. Add these ideas to the padlet to help you.

Be creative! Draw an image for each thing Zephyr needs to work on.

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
Text:
Beating the Wind

Extended Reading:
Cycling NZ unveil revolutionary new olympic bikes
Who invented the bike?
History of Olympic Track Cycling + History of Olympic Road Cycling

Do you want even more information??
What is aerodynamics?
Avanti Design Technology


Shoes of the Olympics 
Walt: respond using key information from a number of texts as well as our own knowledge.
Walt:  compare and contrast a number of successful Olympic shoes over almost 90 years, looking at how and why the technology changed over time.

Instructions:
1. As a group, watch and discuss the Great Athletics Highlights video and the Nike promotional video
2. Carefully read through the instructions for the Advice Column Task.
3. Read your text carefully.
3. As you read, complete the matching task.
4. Re-read the section about Armin Hary from the text. 
Read the extended text about Armin Hary.
5. Explore the other extended texts (these will help you with your advice column response).



As you gather new thoughts and information, plan and write your advice column response.



https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ae6xvuCCoFmK5BNTPyGnsfUPwJjCaVME-pajZoeheeo/edit#slide=id.g9d08c853d_0_0
Text:
The 20 most iconic sneakers in Olympic history

Extended Reading:
Armin Hary - The 1960 100 metre Olympic Champion
Athletics Spectator Brochure
Olympic.org - Athletics 
rio2016.com - Athletics

Tasks:
Matching Task
Advice Column