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Cricket themed lesson plans enabling students to grasp and retain knowledge using cricket as a teaching tool.

Science - Lesson Plan

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 - Teacher Resource (528 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 4 Science - Student Resource (490 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 4 Science Video - Student Resource (69 MB)


Math - Lesson Plan

Year 5: Are numbers the real game?

This mathematics unit draws on the teaching opportunities presented in playing the sport of cricket. Students will learn how mathematics plays a vital role in the game. Students will be assigned tasks that require them to act as a selector whose job is to select a representative team. They will unpack players’ statistics, graph data and learn how to analyse it, and make justified decisions based on the data.

Cricket Smart Year 5 Math - Teacher Resource (435 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 5 Maths - Student Resource (686 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 5 Maths Video (57 MB)


Integrated Case Study - Lesson Plan

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

This integrated unit case study is designed to engage students in the excitement, opportunities and challenges faced by a city when it hosts a major sporting event. Even if you or your students know little about the sport of cricket, the process of investigating the effects of hosting a major summer cricket event at a host city, town or district, can encompass a number of subject disciplines and can prove very rewarding.

Cricket Smart Year 5-6 Economics - Teacher Resource (615KB)

Cricket Smart Year 5-6 Economics - Student Resource (728 KB)

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


Geography - Lesson Plan

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 - Teacher Resource (548 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 7 Geography - Student Resource (832 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 7 Geography Video (64 MB)


History - Lesson Plan

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 - Teacher Resource (563 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 6 History - Student Resource (648 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 6 History Video (64 MB)


History - Lesson Plan

Year 9: Making of The Modern World

In this unit, students will cover two important electives, namely ‘Making a Better World: Movement of Peoples (1750-1901)’ and ‘Australia and Asia – Making a Nation (1750-1918)’. Students will consider the movement of peoples in convict transportation as a result of the Industrial Revolution. They will analyse these journeys and experiences with particular focus on the women convicts of the Second Fleet. Students will also examine colonial expansion in Australia and the effects of the contact on European Colonialists & First Austalians.

Cricket Smart Year 9 History - Teacher Resource (1.10 MB)

Cricket Smart Year 9 History - Student Resource (1.57 MB)


Design and Technology - Lesson Plan

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

In many rooms across the country, trophies awarded in recognition of achievements can take pride of place. Many are coveted for what they represent to the receiver and all come in different shapes and sizes. Compare the statuesque opulence of an ‘Oscar’ with the elegant simplicity of ‘The Ashes’ urn. In this unit ‘Eyes on the Prize’ students will explore the latest digital tools available and create a realistic 3D model of a proposed trophy for the new Cricket Australia ‘Women’s Big Bash League’.

Cricket Smart Year 7-10 Design and Technology - Teacher Resource (441 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 7-10 IT - Student Resource (721 KB)

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

Health and Physical Education - Lesson Plan

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 - Teacher Resource (765 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 7-10 Health and Physical Education - Student Resource (847 KB)

Maths - Lesson Plan

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 - Teacher Resource (951 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 8-9 Maths - Student Resource (1337 KB)

Cricket Smart Year 8-9 Maths Student Worksheet - Student Resource (30 KB)

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