This activity is full of many different types of activities. They are:
Basic Olympic facts
Bar graph comparing the medals won between countries
Bar graph questions
Make a postcard of a London landmark
Design a trading card to represent your favorite sport in the summer Olympics
A list of some of the sports being played in the summer Olympics
Designing a NEW sport to be played in the Olympics and recording information on a sports graphic organizer
Criteria sheet for hosting the Olympics
Write an essay with persuasion words to convince the Olympic Committee to host the Olympics in your city/town
A story about the Ancient and Modern Olympics
A Venn Diagram to fill out based on previous story
Learning about the Olympic Motto and developing your own motto for yourself
Persuasion essay about removing or keeping a sport of your choice in the Olympics.
Information about the Olympic rings and an art activity in which the students will make a set of the rings.
Mascot "Me" is an activity in which the students will learn about summer Olympic mascots over the years and they will develop and describe a mascot to represent themselves
List of some countries attending the Olympics
Research a country attending the Olympics and filling in the learned information in a graphic organizer of Olympic rings.
What a well designed unit. I'm anxious to use this next week as we read the story The Olympic Games. The story is full of facts but kind of bland. You have added so many neat ideas to my curriculum. Thanks!
Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I think I got messed up somewhere with cutting and pasting. I definitely will fix that mistake. Also, thank you for your positive comments.
July 27, 2012
Can't wait to use these activities!!!! Super excited!!!
July 24, 2012
Love it! (Would be even better if it could be edited in Word but realize there'd be a problem with fonts, etc. . . .)
July 24, 2012
Love all the activities!
July 22, 2012
July 21, 2012
I am very excited to begin the year with this Olympic Unit. We start earlier than normal this year, so we will be in school during much of the Olympics. I think this packet is a great tool to introduce students to the Olympics. Thank you!
Wow! This unit has been so helpful as we study the Olympics this last week of school. Each activity is age appropriate and the students have shown a lot of enthusiasm as they work through the activities. They especially liked the mascot time line and the medal graphing. Thank you so much!
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June 13, 2012
I really like the writing activities in this package. I have a bunch of them printed ready to go for my lessons next week. I like the information/timeline on the Olympic mascots and the Olympic Motto activity in particular. Well made. Great package.
I have taught 17 years and I am excited to be in my 18th year. I have taught a first/second combination and 16 years in second grade. I started a new adventure this year and moved to a new school and started a new grade- third.