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The Sustainable Olympics

Geography Unit 16 - What's in the news?

For some general background about these units and how to use them, please read our teachers’ briefing.

This unit is based upon the QCA Geography continuous unit 16 (What’s in the news?) and is designed to be used throughout Key Stage 2.

It uses news of the design and construction of the venues for the 2012 London Olympic Games, “the most sustainable games ever,” to promote:

Geographical learning at a widening range of scales;
Education for sustainable development.

The unit can be used flexibly:

When relevant developments occur.
Within and outside designated geography curriculum time.

This unit consists of sets of activities clustered around three general themes.

1. Local and UK Theme: Where will the London 2012 Olympic Games take place?
2. Sustainability: How will the design, construction and use of the games venues help and conserve the environment?
3. The International Connection. How will competitors and spectators travel to the games in an environmentally friendly manner?

This unit is made up of:

Title Size Format
DownloadFront Cover 52kb Word Document
Teacher Introduction: DownloadOverview theme 28kb Word Document
DownloadLocal and UK theme 72kb Word Document
  DownloadSustainable development theme 52kb Word Document
  DownloadInternational connection theme 40kb Word Document
DownloadLearning Objectives and Outcomes - based on adapted QCA unit 116kb Word Document
Lesson 1: DownloadActivities linked to the local and UK theme 34kb Word Document
DownloadVisual aid 1 36kb Word Document
  DownloadVisual aid 2 44kb Word Document
  DownloadWorksheet 1 40kb Word Document
  DownloadWorksheet 2 40kb Word Document
Lesson 2: DownloadActivities linked to the Sustainable Development theme 44kb Word Document
Lesson 3: DownloadActivities linked to the International Connection theme 40kb Word Document
DownloadEntire Unit 2.8mb PDF Document
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