Watch this news clip about Jocelyn Larocque refusing to wear her silver medal after the Winter Olympics Hockey Final to stimulate a discussion about winning and losing etiquette.
The clip could be watched and unpacked by pupils using a 7-part model tool (Noteboard or Storyboard, A3 Tool or worksheet). Or prompted by a set of single cog cards building up the story of the experience cog-by-cog.
Canada lost the ice hockey final (trigger, yellow cog).
Some emotion words (orange cog) used in the clip are: disappointment, disrespectful, feel bad, heartbroken, grief stricken, aspirational.
The Canadian team have slumped bodies, heads down and frowns (behavior, green cog).
Body Sensations could be inferred.
Defense player, Larocque, removes her silver medal (regulation strategy, blue cog) and refuses to wear it. This made HER feel better, but her actions inflamed the situation (which could be seen as a trigger too). This could provide a good opportunity to discuss what makes an effective regulation strategy.
Influences (purple cog) could also be examined in closer detail (Canada were the better team, undefeated in 24 games and were the expected winners; Ice hockey is Canada’s national sport and incredibly important to players and country; USA are their biggest rivals; Larocque is used to winning Gold) and how this affected her behaviours and the intensity of the situation.
There are also online newspaper articles describing the incident which could be used with highlighter pens to identify text relating to each of the emotion cogs.. And further articles on how she salvaged the situation (apologised and put the medal on).