We are learning to ...

Commonwealth Games

Glasgow 2018
  • understand what the Commonwealth is
  • increase our knowledge of the world and global issues and challenges faced by countries.
  • identify the place of dance
  • identify how the Games have a sustainability focus.
  • empathise with other people in different contexts
  • navigate around a website and take notes
  • identify key facts
  • formulate rich questions
  • write an explanation or information report
  • write a recount
  • be am independent learner who can collaborate with others.
  • identify an achieve learning goals
What countries?
Official site

Country maps and info
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1. Where are the Commonwealth Games?
What are the Commonwealth Games?
What is the Commonwealth?
What does the Commonwealth promote and what issues do they try and tackle?

2. How are the Games sustainable?

What learning dispositions will you focus on?
Look in the middle of your hwk book.
3. Choose a country in the Commonwealth. Choose tasks from below:
  • Create a fact file.
  • What sustainability challenges does the country have?
  • What would it be like to live in one of the Commonwealth countries? Do they have it as good as you do?
  • What would you like to know about your country? Formulate a rich question and find the answer.
  • Choose a sport- write and explanation of it. Include which numbers are required to be known and used.
  • Write a recount of a day in a life of an athlete.
  • What else would you like to do or find out about?
  • Do some research using the links above the mascot to the left and present it to the class.How will you do this?
What is the Commonwealth?

The Commonwealth is a unique family of 53 developed and developing countries, but there will be representation from 71 nations and territories at Glasgow 2014. This is because some countries, like the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UK), are made up of a number of territories or dependencies.

The Commonwealth contains over 2 billion people - almost a third of the world’s population - and over half of them are young people under the age of 25.

These nations and territories work together to promote peace, democracy, sustainable development, human rights and health, and to share ideas, knowledge and experience. And of course every four years they all come together to take part in the Commonwealth Games.
Origins of the Commonwealth - the British Empire.

The roots of the Commonwealth go back over 140 years, when most of the Commonwealth nations and territories were part of the British Empire. After World War II the Empire was gradually dismantled and the Commonwealth came into its present form in 1949, when it was agreed that all member nations should be free and equal to each other. This focus on equality has helped the Commonwealth tackle issues such as racism, poverty and decolonisation.

The Commonwealth Today
Today the Commonwealth still works on tackling the big issues that affect us all, such as universal education, health and disease, and our impact on the environment.
It is this commitment that binds the member nations of the Commonwealth together.
The Commonwealth is part of the world that it serves, sharing the same interests as those of its citizens: democratic freedom and economic and social development.