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New free Olympics teaching module from Bridgeman Education

A new free teaching module from Bridgeman Education enables students to explore past Olympic posters, and place them in a historical and artistic content, before creating their own posters for London 2012.

Ahead of the London 2012 Olympics, Bridgeman Education has teamed up with The Olympic Museum to launch a free Olympic Games teaching module. The topical, self-contained learning unit helps both teachers and students to explore the history and message of the Olympics in the lead-up to London 2012.

Using a timeline of past Olympic posters, the module explores how art movements have influenced poster design by considering both the historical and artistic context. Students are invited to journey back through the history of the Games to draw inspiration before creating their own poster designs for London 2012.

Who the module is for?

  • Art teachers, art historians, and teachers interested in bringing together art, sport, sociology, politics and cultural history
  • Students aged 10 to 16 who want to discover and absorb the history of the Olympic posters and use these past influences to create their own London 2012 poster
  • Any teacher who wants a cross-curricular activity for classroom teaching of art, citizenship, sport history, geography, design and technology, and French (there is a French version)

You can access the free Olympic Resource by visiting www.bridgemaneducation.com and registering for a free trial.

Did you know…there are 370,000 digital images available through itslearning

Bridgeman Education gives subscribing educational institutions access to 370,000 high-quality digital images – and itslearning users can search the database and view and save images directly from the itslearning platform through the App Library.

With hidden treasures from private collections and contemporary artists that are not available on the internet, Bridgeman Education’s images can help teachers bring extra life to their teaching or research. All the images are copyright-cleared for educational use, which is an important consideration given the image tracking systems now on the internet.

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