Sochi Olympics 2014
Created for 4th and 5th grade
Day 1: Introduction to the Winter Olympics
View video clip on Jamaican bobsled team, then think about how you would feel if you were in a brand new event going into the Olympics. How would you feel going to a country you have never been too? How would the other Olympians treat you, what their expectations be for you? Do you think they would take you seriously if you looked different, sounded different, or acted different?
Favorite Torch Lighting (1992 Barcelona)
Day 3 – Sochi Web Quest
This gives a background on the host city for the 2014 Winter Olympic games, utilize these websites to answer questions on worksheet about Sochi, Russia.
Day 4 - Event Research
Day 5 & 6 - Develop a New Olympic Sport
Have students design their own winter Olympic Sport. This could be fun for the kids use publishing programs like Prezi, Smore, Google Presentation, Glossi, to present their new sport with at least one picture included. The picture will have to be self-created.
Here are things for students to consider in creating their Olympic sport:
Design your own winter Olympic sport.
What is the new sport called?
What equipment will the players need?
What are the rules to the sport?
How many players on each team?
How large is the playing field?
How long does it take to play the game?
How do you keep score in your game?