This unit focuses on using the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil as a learning tool for music education, while incorporating traditional summer Olympic sports such as swimming, gymnastics, fencing, synchronized swimming, rhythmic gymnastics, table tennis and even golf! It can be used for elementary school students from kindergarten to sixth grade (although my high school students beg to do some of these too and enjoy them!), and offers students the chance to both prove their knowledge and think like Olympians! All while being on a different team each day and with a different sport and brain challenge with each lesson. Golfing music trivia? Rhythm stick fencing? Swimming medley relays? It's a new game every day!
NOTE: Aligned with NAfME standards which are all listed, assessment methods are recommended, as are suggested modifications for special needs students!