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More than just games : Canada & the 1936 Olympics : teacher's guide

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More than just games : Canada & the 1936 Olympics : teacher's guide
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Statement of ResponsibilityText, Nina Krieger ; Design, Kazuko Kusumoto ; Research, Alia Dharssi, Manori Ravindran ; Copy editing, Rome Fox.
Creators & ContributorsKrieger, Nina (author)
Kusumoto, Kazuko (contributor)
Dharssi, Alia (researcher)
Ravindran, Manori (researcher)
Fox, Rome (contributor)
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre (contributor)
"In 1936, Adolf Hitler’s regime camouflaged its racism and militarism while hosting the Winter and Summer Olympics. More Than Just Games: Canada & the 1936 Olympics offers insights into the Nazis’ antisemitic and exclusionary policies, Canada’s participation in the Games, its response to the international boycott debate and the experiences of individual athletes. A complementary exhibit, Framing Bodies: Sport and Spectacle in Nazi Germany, explores the relationship between athletics, politics and visual culture during the 1936 Games. The exhibits and school program are an excellent complement to the study of the Holocaust and Canada’s response to Nazism, as well as a consideration of individual and collective moral decision-making. An investigation of the primary source material in the exhibits will foster media literacy and critical thinking skills. The experiences and decisions of individual athletes as told in More Than Just Games offer compelling entry points for student visitors. The athletessome Canadian Jews, some German-Jewish, others African-Canadiannavigated complex, often competing, concerns to decide whether or not to participate in the Olympic Games hosted by Nazi Germany... Although the teacher’s guide presents lessons that can be done pre- and post-visit to the VHEC, the Student Readings and Classroom Activities can support learning in classrooms across British Columbia and Canada." Page 3
  • Introduction
  • Pre-visit activity
    • Student reading A : The Olympic movement
    • Student reading B : Nazi Germany & the 1936 Olympics
    • Supplemental reading : Antisemitism
    • Sports cards
  • Classroom activities
    • Nazi Germany observed
    • The 1936 Olympic boycott debate
    • Idealized & excluded bodies
  • Appendices
    • Intended learning outcomes
    • Introduction
    • 1936 Olympics timeline
    • Recommended resources
Physical Description 1 online resource (48 pages) : PDF file, illustrations
Carrier Typeonline resource
PublisherVancouver : Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
NotesTeacher's guide related to exhibition More Than Just Games : Canada & the 1936 Olympics and complementary exhibition Framing Bodies: Sport and Spectacle in Nazi Germany. Both exhibitions were produced by the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre.
URLhttp://vhec.org/images/pdfs/1936 Olympics teacher's guide.pdf, Access the freely available full text from the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
Funding NoteTeacher’s Guide made possible through the generous support of the Mordehai and Hana Wosk Family Fund for Education of the Vancouver Holocaust Centre Society
Location in CollectionEducational Materials