This is a great last minute whole class Olympic project to start right as the 2014 Winter Olympics begin! This collaborative project is great for reading and math practice! I plan on using the graph with my math class and the even investigation and reporting with my reading class- they are excited to start!
You can see pictures and more information on my blog: http://sparklesandsweettea.blogspot.com/2014/02/sweet-synonyms-and-olympic-dreams.html
How the graph works: Attached are 19 of the most popular and highly favored countries to win medals. Each country is represented with their flag. Print out each country name and attach to the bottom on your bulletin board or wall. Add the graph’s description, title, and list of events around your board. Have students draw a country’s name to keep track of throughout the 2014 Olympics. Each day, check the medal tolls. If a student’s country has earned a medal, they should fill out the correct medal with the country’s name and event and add it to your class’s graph.
How the event investigation works: The 2014 Olympics has athletes compete in 15 sports (98 events total) during the Olympics. Have students draw a sport to report on. A great resource for a brief description to use is from ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory/sports-capsules-sochi-olympics-22342719?singlePage=true Students answer 9 questions about their sport and complete a poster to present to you class.
Directions for graphing and the event investigation
Names of countries to draw
Names of sports to draw
Names of countries- big and colorful with flags for your graph
Sochi 2014 Olympic images to print with your graph
Graph Title: Our Olympic Medal Graph
Graph description: We are tracking the medals earned by popular and favorable countries during the 2014 winter olympics
Go USA Poster
List of sport events to add to your graph
Medals to print and fill out: gold, silver, and bronze
My Olympic Sport investigation page
My Olympic Sport illustration page with 3 words to describe the event.
-a tally chart to complete for medal tolls. (I plan on using the Google medal toll and having each student keep an individual chart)
-A separate question page for the sports with more than one event
-Ukraine, Slovakia, and Czech Republic have been added to the class draw page and to the whole class graph pages with their flags
- If more countries win who are not included, I will update the document :)
Fonts from dafont.com
Flag images from http://www.flags.net/
Sports Clip art from Scrappin’ Doodles
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