Similar to my 2014 product (but better!)
This is a great last minute whole class Olympic project to start right as the 2018 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 event investigation/research and reporting with my reading class.
Graph: Included are 28 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 2018 Olympics. Each day, check the medal totals. 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. *Medals are in color and in black and white for convenience. Blank country cards are included if needed.
Investigate: The 2018 Olympics has athletes competing in 15 sports (102 events total) during the Winter Olympics. Have students draw a sport to report on. A great resource for a brief description on each sport can be found from Time : http://time.com/5068205/winter-olympic-sports-pyeongchang-2018/
After investigating, students will answer 9 questions about their sport and create an informational poster about their sport.
28 Country names to cut and draw/choose from before graphing
15 sports names to cut and draw/choose from before investigating
28 Country names with flags to cut and add to an interactive bulletin board/graph
Blank country names to add as needed
Graphics and graph information to display around the graph/bulletin board (includes description, Olympic graphics, and Go USA poster)
Mini posters of the 15 events to display
Printable medals, in color and black and white, to cut and add to the bulletin board throughout the Olympics
Comprehension investigation questions for students to research more about their drawn or chosen event
A blank information poster for students to create an image to describe their investigated sport
A Tally Chart for simple recording of medals and standings
A QR code to a suggested Time article that describes each Olympic event
Download the preview for more information and images from our 2014 graph!
2/12/18 Update: This product now includes a zip folder with the original PDF and a new "updated countries" list that will include names of additional countries who win medals.