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Summer Olympics 2016 Olympian Research Project

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This project includes almost everything you need for your students to complete a research project on the Olympian of their choosing. It sets them up to brainstorm, research, take notes, plan, and then complete a research paper on their selected Olympians. I have also made sure to leave some of the note-taking more generic so that you and your students can use as little or as many pages as they need.

At the completion of the research paper, students complete the project of their choice to showcase all they have learned about their Olympian.

I introduce this unit by talking about the big picture, helping students brainstorm Olympian options, narrowing down Olympian choice, selecting their Olympian, and then I really just allow them to research and take notes on their own while I help students as needed. This is really a great project for them to use all those beautiful reading and writing (and thinking) skills.

There are also two rubrics at the end of the project that I go over so that students understand how I will be assessing them. There is one rubric for their paper (2 pages) and one rubric for their project (1 page).

Lastly, I have an example of a research paper. I did the Olympian Mason Finley because I actually went to high school with him! I still remember him constantly throwing a discuss around our high school track day and night. I decided to research his life after high school and now as an Olympian.

It is up to you whether or not you show them the example.

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