Most students have little interest or connection to the Winter Olympics. This complete unit will take them on a journey to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics as an athlete for a country of their choice to compete in an event of their choice. This is written for students to research and reflect on the Winter Games. Directions to all activities and internet resource links are provided.
Student Component/ Activity directions include:
Reading with Reflection Questions (Olympic Mascot)
Olympic Country Research Questions
Journal of Olympic Participation
Olympic Mascot Design
Mapping Olympic Countries with Questions
Graphing Medal Count
Olympic champion News Article (Activity Sheet Included)
Winter Olympic Event Report (activity Sheet Included)
With 2 weeks of work, students will participate in the Sochi Olympics and discover a new passion for winter sports along the way.
Includes a simple points based rubric (with gold, silver, bronze levels),all directions for each item, student activity sheets, and internet resources for student research. Map of the world is provided as an internet link.
This unit's research is internet based, and is required for teacher and/ or students.
Sample of student component/ activity:
Olympic Poetry: 15 points
"Create an Acrostic, Haiku, or traditional poem relating to the Sochi Winter Olympics.
It must include at least one simile OR metaphor, one personification OR alliteration, and represent your country or something about the Sochi winter Olympics."
LET THE GAMES BEGIN!