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Preparing to work in expert groups: The Olympics

Contextual information

This grade 3-4 classroom at a primary school within country Victoria has been working on the topic of the Olympics which were being held at the time of filming and is an integrated unit where the content is ‘something that the kids can connect to’. ‘So, it’s too good an opportunity not to do something on the Olympics’. The composite grade 3-4 initially generated questions concerning what they’d like to know about the Olympics and, along with the teacher, identified five areas ‘that you couldn’t not touch on’. The five areas (human rights, modern Olympics, ancient Olympics, Olympics cheats, facts and records) then became the topics for work in ‘expert groups’ and ‘home groups’, using a jigsaw approach.

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