How can students create a Winter Sport Game using recyclables and classroom supplies? This is a hands on cross-curricular and full Project Based Learning Unit using Winter Games.
This unit is fully DIGITAL and PRINTABLE
This unit includes an optional presentation at the end which is great for practice on speaking and listening when students present their final projects.
Students will read books (included) about the winter games, write an informational writing about the Winter Games, choose a country to research, choose a game to research, close reading passages about countries and winter sports, Informational Writing about a country or a winter sport, research opportunities, study maps, make flags, create a Winter Game through a STEM Activity, group work, and present it all in a final culminating event.
It is packed full of all the PBL Elements (see the preview).
Full detailed lesson plans are included and it is fully differentiated.
You can teach the students through videos or in your live meetings about the various winter games. All assignments and activities can be assigned in a virtual platform. For the STEM part tell the students what to expect and it would be a great idea to build one of the activities on your live meeting so that they can see an example. Included is a list of project ideas that can be given to them to help. For the ending presentation students can make a video or present during the live meeting.
- Content is based on 1st and 2nd Grade Standards, but would work well in 3rd grade too
- Scaffolding and Differentiation with included books
- 12 Close reading passages (one is differentiated to 3 levels)
- Comprehension questions for the passages
- Close Reading Lesson Plans
- Informational Writing Activities
- STEM Project to create a Winter Game
- STEM Project Idea list
- Project Templates
- Culminating Event Plans
- Comprehension Questions
- Valuable Skills and Problem Solving Opportunities through the project
- Driving Question included
- Creates a "need to know" and a "want to know" with highly engaging activities
- Student choice ideas
- Critique and Revision with rubrics included
- Public Audience with a chance to present in front of an audience of the teacher's choice
In the books and articles the words “Winter Games” are used instead of “Winter Olympics” because Olympics is trademarked.
Books are made in full color and a color saving option as well.
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