I really look forward to the Olympics. It does not matter whether it is summer or winter Games I love learning more about the athletes, their sport and the host city. The sense of national pride is good for all countries. It brings out loyalty, sportsmanship, motivation and striving to be one’s best.
Over the years I have collected quite a number of links, and lesson ideas to share. This week, January 27-31, I am involved with DENvice and a discussion about this topic. How are you using the Olympics in your classroom? What do you mean you are not! There are so many small ways you can integrate Olympic ideals, symbols and news into any grade level or curriculum. It does not have to be a long drawn out lesson, but just a short activity or discussion with students about the events and people participating can be fun.
Here is a link I am sharing today on DENvice that contains over 130 ideas for using the Olympic Games in your classroom. Please feel free to add your idea to the slides. If you have ever seen Tom Barrett’s 100 ways to (use Google, Twitter etc) than this will look familiar. Be sure you add your idea at the end of the document and place your name on the bottom of the slide. Let’s crowdsource a large list of activities for all to share!
Of course you can view and participate in DENConnects as there are many lesson ideas for the Olympics there as well.
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