The winter games are upon us! These are such golden opportunities to teach your students using an event that is exciting, competitive, and GLOBAL. While it probably isn’t in your curriculum, I encourage you to have a conversation (at the least!) with your students about this current event.
Here are FIVE fun resources that I’ve come across to help keep you and your students engaged!
- An Olympic “Opening Games” bingo game! What a way to “play” along at home!
- Follow the official website of the Olympic movement to stay up to date on the latest news! Read news articles, watch videos, or view photos of latest events. Short articles offer information about Sochi such as information on the city and the sports venues, which is fascinating! You can also choose links at the bottom of the page to explore similar information for other Olympic host cities both past and future.
- From working with teachers around the world, the Australian Olympic Committee has developed the Sochi 2014 Olympic Resource that features primary cross-curriculum lesson plans and student handouts themed around the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Now, while these may be the dreaded “W” word, I think you could easily turn them into an interactive bulletin board or a game. Cut’em up!
- Printable Olymic medals! Have the spelling games, or math fact games…or any kinda games where you can win your own Olympic medal!
Olympic games story paper! I LOVE the create your own olympic story idea! Great for upper grades too. This one is my fave! A foldable story booklet…just imagine the creativity you could unleash here!And finally…what event would be complete without its very own infographic!
Gold medal earner, 😉