Cricket Smart helps students to grasp and retain knowledge using cricket as a teaching tool
Cricket is one of the world’s most popular sports engaging more than one fifth of the world’s population. Across Australia, cricket is an integral part of our culture and is acknowledged as the nation’s most popular summer sport with more than 1.2 million participants.
In 2015, cricket’s most prestigious global tournament is returned to Australia and New Zealand, the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Australia and New Zealand played off in a thrilling final with Australia the eventual winners. To celebrate one of the biggest sporting events on the planet, Cricket Australia created Cricket Smart to help create a fun and engaging learning environment across Australian schools.
Aligned to the Australian Curriculum, Cricket Smart helps students to grasp and retain knowledge using cricket as a teaching tool. Teachers have access to cricket themed lesson plans, including high quality tools and resources to enhance their students learning experience such as short-films starring some of Australia’s best cricket players. Similarly, the Student Zone provides tools, resources and other materials for students to help complete tasks and activities.
Cricket Smart focuses on six core and emerging subjects, including:
- Year 4 Science - Forces
- Year 5 Mathematics - Stats & Probability
- Year 5 Economics - Questions and Research
- Year 6 History - Australia as a Nation
- Year 7 Geography - Place and Liveability
- Year 9 History - The making of the modern world
- Year 7-10 Design & Technology- Process and Production
Engage with your students
Cricket Smart provides you with a great opportunity to provide your students with fun and creative lessons that will leverage the game of cricket to drive learning.