- CREATIVITY: create a radio programme on active citizenship and sustainable development. Teach children creativity processes. Teach children abour democracy (meaning and origin) and democratic values through sports. Sport to teach sustainable citizenship;
- CURRICULUM: English writing, reading, speaking and understanding; vocabulary: sports, Olympic Games, democracy... CITIZENSHIP
- PLURIDISCIPLINARITY: This topic relates closely to the subjects of P.E, Ethical values and Philosophy.
- METHODOLOGIES: collect information from reading online articles to write a script for the radio show, and practice the values acquired through this activity in all you P.E classes.
- COLLABORATION: work & discussions to create a valuable radio program.
- DIGITAL TOOL : audio and visual tools.
- RESULT: sporting experiences & radio podcasts
A. READ & LEARN: from fiction to media articles = different angles to understand the idea of democracy in our societies!
1. The concept of democracy:
The word democracy comes from the Greek words "demos", meaning people, and "kratos" meaning power; so democracy can be thought of as "power of the people": a way of governing which depends on the will of the people.
There are so many different models of democratic government around the world that it is sometimes easier to understand the idea of democracy in terms of what it definitely is not. Democracy, then, is not autocracy or dictatorship, where one person rules; and it is not oligarchy, where a small segment of society rules. Properly understood, democracy should not even be "rule of the majority", if that means that minorities' interests are ignored completely. A democracy, at least in theory, is government on behalf of all the people, according to their "will".
Here is the link to the COE (Council of Europe) that deals with the concept of Democracy:
And this video is a short introduction to democracy:
The Pnyx is a hill in central Athens, the capital of Greece. Beginning in 507, the Athenians gathered on the Pnyx to host their popular Assemblies, thus making the hill one of the most important sites on the creation of democracy.
2. Democratic values:
3. Democratic values in sports:
Democracy education and Participation through sport: European Comission
4. Sustainability in sports:
Did you know that.......?
mayor sporting events such as The Olympic Games or the Football World Cup leave a deep environmental footprint that is difficult to erase? (stadiums, sports halls....)
Besides, the impact created by the spectators (journeys, comsumption of food, water and energy) is 7 times higher than normal in the planet.
So, how could we organize sustainable sports activities?
Here are some simple tips:
- Put your waste in a waste bin.
- Avoid routes through sensitive ecosystems and don't take shortcuts
- don't waste water, buy only the equipment that you need
- don't buy single-use plastic and disposable materials
- Use ecological glues if you are riding and have to fix a puncture, if you are climbing, minimize your use of magnesium!
Sustainable sport seeks to reduce the sport's ecological footprint on the environment.
So, please let's all join effort into making this possible!
5. SPECIAL: The Olympic Games:
a.- The history of the Olympic Games
a.- Asterix at the Olympic Games:
b. Online article: Medals for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games crafted from electronic waste
B. EXPERIMENTING SPORTS & DEMOCRATIC VALUES:
SPAIN: Our democratic and sustainable Olympic Games
Our banner with all the positive values of fair play.
IN THE NAME OF ALL COMPETITORS, THE ATHLETES OF IES ALYANUB, I PROMISE THAT I WILL TAKE PART IN THESE OLYMPIC GAMES, RESPECTING THE RULESAND THE OTHER CONTENDERS, IN THE TRUE SPIRIT OF FAIR PLAY AND THE DEMOCRATIC VALUES.
Our own Olympic hoops
FRANCE: WORKSHOP: Socializing thanks to sports & film making best practices.
Here is the programme:
WORKSHOP Socializing thanks to sports - filmmaking best practices EN..pdf
Acrobatic gymnastics is a competitive gymnastic discipline where partnerships of gymnasts work together and perform figures consisting of acrobatic moves, dance and tumbling, set to music.
We had the opportunity to receive a retired expert: Michel Moreau, who worked for the Olympic comity as a sport expert trainer. He used to travel France to train sport teachers; he made educational movies concerning outdoor sporting activities mainly; he travelled to Australia with the French national rugby team in order to shoot a report for France and participate in training courses.
It was really nice to have him explain his mission to Australia, the importance of international competitions, how sport can help young people to socialize; he gave the students tips to make a great sport video.
The students worked acrobatic Gymnastics with their PE teacher Fernand Cucci