The 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games begin on 5th August in Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
The Global Learning Programme is providing this free resource to support schools that want to celebrate these global events and, at the same time, develop pupils’ thinking about key global development ideas, particularly interdependence.
The resource includes the following activities:
1. investigating the numbers behind the Olympics, by comparing countries’ Olympic rankings with other development-related scores;
2. investigating the geography of the Olympics and Paralympics;
3. exploring sport and global values;
4. shorter activity suggestions.