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Science

Year 4: Are you a force with which to be reckoned?

This unit is designed to support the physical sciences element of the curriculum and investigate the concept of forces., By analysing some of the contact and non-contact forces that play a vital role in the game of cricket. Students will be involved in a series of simple experiments and activities that will allow them to collect data and draw conclusions; and then design a more sophisticated experiment to permit deeper analysis.

Cricket Smart Year 4 Science Lesson Plan (528 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 4 Science Video (69 MB)

Math

Year 5: Are numbers the real game?

This mathematics unit draws on the teaching opportunities arising from the two latest ICC Cricket World Cups; the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 that was held in March and April, 2014 in Bangladesh (which Australia won) or the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 (Men’s) to be held in Australia and New Zealand in February and March, 2015. Students are required to use data about the players to select the best possible team in either World Cup Competition (that is a “World XI”) and, select their Australia team for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 (optional).

Cricket Smart Year 5 Math Lesson Plan (435 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 5 Maths Video (57 MB)

Economics

Year 5/6: Hosting an ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Event

Your students will investigate the human, natural and capital resources needed to host an ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, analyse the pros and cons of the various stakeholders, then design and present an address to the class, acting as the local business community.

Cricket Smart Year 5-6 Economics Lesson Plan (615KB)

Cricket Smart Year 5-6 Economics Video (54 MB)

Geography

Year 7: Place and Liveability – Making Your Place Even Better

A comprehensive guide to engaging your students in investigating the place and liveability of the home towns of four high profile cricketers. Students will evaluate the liveability of their own area and will investigate whether it can be improved through planning.

Cricket Smart Year 7 Geography Lesson Plan (548 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 7 Geography Video (64 MB)

History

Year 6: A Case Study of Fawad Ahmed

A comprehensive guide to engaging your students in the journey of Australia as a nation. Connect your classroom with the real life story of an Australian sporting hero, Fawad Ahmed and his journey of migration, hardship and sporting excellence.

Cricket Smart Year 6 History Lesson Plan (563 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 6 History Video (64 MB)

Design and Technology

Year 7-10: Eyes on the prize – a design and innovation challenge

In this unit, ‘Eyes on the Prize’, students will explore the rich history of the ICC Cricket World Cup through the evolution of the impressive trophies presented to winning teams taking part in international cricket competitions. Students will work together and individually, explore cutting edge digital tools and create a realistic three-dimensional model of a proposed trophy for the winning team of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.

Cricket Smart Year 7-10 Design and Technology Lesson Plan (441 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 7-10 Design Video (64 MB)

Health and Physical Education

Year 7-10: Movement and Physical Activity

This unit incorporates the principles of the pedagogical methodology, Teaching Games for Understanding, to develop the skill of throwing. The skill of throwing is fundamental in developing hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills and is a key component of many games and activities. That is why the ability to throw competently has many benefits.

Cricket Smart Year 7-10 Health and Physical Education Lesson Plan (765 KB)

Maths

Year 8-9: Bradman by the Numbers

Sir Donald Bradman is arguably the best batter that the sport of cricket has ever known. He is consistently named in the top 10 lists of the best athletes of all time and as a cricketer, he created statistics that had never been seen before and in some cases have not been surpassed in the sport of cricket.

Cricket Smart Year 8-9 Maths Lesson Plan (951 KB)

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