Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project

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Welcome to the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Education Project. The Education Project is a joint initiative of the Department of Education and the Department of Premier and Cabinet and aims to provide high quality curriculum materials linked to the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.

What are the Invictus Games?

Watch this short introductory film (9 mins) to learn about the Invictus Games and understand why they are so unique.

Transcript of Invictus Games video

Audio description version of Invictus Games video

Key inquiry focus questions

The central educational engagement of the project encourages guided inquiry based on the central themes of inclusion, resilience and service. A teacher resource guide will be available for download soon.

Inclusion

Transcript of 'Inclusion' Invictus Games video

Audio description version of 'Inclusion' Invictus Games video

  • People with disabilities experience a range of challenges in everyday life. Can you identify some of these challenges? Explore how you could improve accessibility in your local community and for the future.
  • There are a range of accessible adaptations in society for people with a physical disability - but not all disabilities are physical. How do you identify disabilities which aren’t physical? Explore how you can better support mental health and wellbeing in your community.
  • The Invictus Games uses sport to promote positive physical and mental health for injured veterans. What other ways have soldiers coped with post-war challenges in the past? Explore how what we’ve learned in the past can help us in the future.
  • The Invictus Games showcases the ability of wounded war veterans with a positive approach. How can we support and include other types of communities who face challenges and share their stories? Explore the ideas behind the Invictus Games and use them as a model for change in other areas of the community.

Resilience

Transcript of 'Resilience' Invictus Games video

Audio description version of 'Resilience' Invictus Games video

  • The Invictus Games uses sport to build resilience. How does sport impact on us mentally and physically? Explore options at your school to improve mental and physical wellbeing.
  • We are learning all the time about resilience and its links to mental and physical health. What have we learnt about the past which has improved life for others? Explore what the future holds for those affected by mental and physical health challenges.
  • People with disabilities experience a range of challenges in everyday life. How could you help someone who has a disability? Explore what changes that you could make in your school to make it more accessible.
  • There are a range of accessible adaptations in society for people with a physical disability - but not all disabilities are physical. How do you identify disabilities which aren’t physical? Explore how you can better support mental health and wellbeing in your community.

Service

Transcript of 'Service' Invictus Games video

Audio description version of 'Service' Invictus Games video

  • There are many different kinds of service in our community – military, community and others. What are the benefits of service to our community? Explore the kinds of service that might exist in your school or local communities.
  • The veterans of the Invictus Games have served our nation. What does it mean to serve your country? Explore the benefits that both service people and our society gain from serving others.
  • The Invictus Games veterans have served in many different capacities – through conflict, peace time and even natural disasters. What forms of military service are there? Explore the different roles that the military plays and explore the different organisations that comprise our Defence Forces.
  • The Invictus Games celebrates veterans from the Defence Forces who have served our country. How could we celebrate other forms of community? Explore ideas to support the recognition and celebration of those who serve in other capacities.

Online modules

Everyone can play. That's the message in this Stage 3 unit on adaptive and inclusive sports and games. Adaptive sports are not just for people with a disability, in fact adaptive sports make important changes that allow everyone to play in a fair and fun way. Learn about some of the adaptive sports played at the Invictus Games, play some adaptive sports and games with your class and then create your own own adaptive sport.

View Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Stage 3

This module explores the skills, strategies and technologies available to manage change and challenges, linking the history of technology with mindsets of resilience and strength to the modern-day Invictus Games competitor.

View Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Stage 3

This module explores the science of biomechanics to capture, analyse and improve the ways their bodies perform in order to reach undiscovered peaks of achievements – with a focus on marginal gains, or small improvements and modifications in movements that can lead to major impacts on performance.

View Invictus Games Sydney 2018 PDHPE Stage 4

This module focuses on the Canadian artwork ‘Lest We Forget’, exploring the concepts and practices behind art-making, as well as exploring the impact of artwork on the larger community.

View Invictus Games Sydney 2018 CAPA Stage 4

This module explores developments in prosthetic technologies through time to assist veterans, including the Invictus Games competitors, as well as focusing on the future possibilities.

View Invictus Games Sydney 2018 Science Stage 5

This module examines perceptions of veteran wellbeing and Australia’s role in wars throughout the 20th century, linking these historical perceptions with today’s celebration of Invictus Games competitors.

View Invictus Games Sydney 2018 HSIE/English Stage 5

This module investigates inventions and designs that seek to improve access for all, leading to a project-based task in which students design, market and create a prototype of their own inclusive invention.

View Invictus Games Sydney 2018 TAS Stage 5

This module explores Australia's involvement in contemporary conflict and peacekeeping missions, the role of service personnel through time and stories of contemporary service personnel who are competing in the Invictus Games Sydney 2018.

View Invictus Games Sydney 2018 HSIE Stage 5

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Share your ideas with us!

We are inviting teachers to share the outcomes of their student’s work and giving them the opportunity to submit ideas for new lessons to build into the Project.

Do you have an existing resource or lesson which could be adapted to the Invictus Games themes or is there something new you could add to the Project?

Email the team at invictus@det.nsw.edu.au

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