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Research the olympic games and a host city full presentation
Ms. Brownwith information retrieved fromMicrosoft in Education website
In this lesson The Learner willStudy the history of the Olympic Games,Research one summer or winter Olympic Games hosted by a specific city,Create a brochure in Microsoft Office 2007 to present their findings and,Present your final project to your class.
Integrated Language Arts &Geography lesson This Microsoft in This lesson will coverEducation lesson has at least 4 to 5been made appropriate 45 minute class periods. for 8th grade middle school students.
Software and materials needed Microsoft Bing or other How to create a theme- online encyclopedia related brochure in Microsoft Office Word 2007 http://www.bing.com/maps (instructions and video) Olympic Games student www.olympic.org handout encyclopedia.com
Objectives The Learner will research the history of the Olympic Games and the various cities and countries that have hosted them.The Learner will discover some of the sports featured in the Olympics.
Learning outcomes The Learner will create a six-panel brochure that showcases the culture and history of a specific host city for the Olympic Games.
The Olympic Games The Olympic Games are aninternational sporting eventheld every four years (aperiod of time known as anOlympiad). The firstmodern, internationalOlympic Games were held inAthens, Greece, in 1859.
The Olympic Games What comes to your mind when you think about the Olympic Games? How many countries can you name that have hosted the Olympic Games? How many sports can you name that are part of the games? Can you think of any significant world events related to the Olympic Games? What well-known athletes come to mind?
The Olympic Games Even though the four- Let’s list ouryear Olympiad period coincided with these thoughts on theyears, no games were overhead projector.held in the years 1916, The actual reasons were 1940, or 1944. because of World War I Why not? And World War II
The Olympic Games Since 1896, there The 2008 Summer have been 29 Olympics were held in summer games and Beijing, China. 20 winter games. The 2010 WinterAs of 2010, the Olympics were held in Olympic Games Vancouver, British have been hosted Columbia, Canada, and the by 41 cities in 22 2012 Summer Olympics countries. will be held in London, England.
Student Activity In this activity, you will work in groups, or pairs, to create a brochure about the games in Vancouver or those of a previous Olympiad.You will choose, or be assigned, either the summer or winter games for this project, and then research the sporting events and the host city for those games.
Student Activity You will receive two handouts:Step 1: "Research the Olympic Games and one set of games in one host city"Step 2: "Create a brochure for your Olympic Games host city"
How Will You Be Assessed Was all the necessary Were all of the areas covered information included? in sufficient detail? Were there spelling or Was the information grammatical errors? interesting to read? Were the pictures and Were proper capitalization graphics appropriate to the and punctuation used? information? Was accurate information Was the overall design of the presented? words and pictures attractive?
Conclusion Your classmates will browse When you have finished your brochures, we will present through all of the brochures and your them individually to the then vote for the city they class, grouping them by would most like to visit or for geographical region. the specific games they would After all presentations have most like to attend. been presented, we will host a Then, you will assess your travel seminar where all groups own and your classmates or pairs will display their brochures according to the brochures around the classroom. assessment checklist you have received.
Objectives The Learner will investigate the connection between sports and politics related to the Olympic Games
Learning outcomes The Learner will create an avatar reporter report howthe Olympic Games serve as a symbol of international cooperation, what makes them vulnerable to groupswishing to make political statements to the world, and what they believe such acts do or dont accomplish.
An Olympic Investigation You will investigate the connection of sports and politics by researching important political events that have canceled, disrupted, marred, or otherwise marked the Olympic Games (World War I, World War II, the 1936 Berlin games, or the 1972 Munich games, for example).
An Olympic Investigation You Will Write A Five Paragraph Essay About How…1. the Olympic Games serve as a symbol of international cooperation2. what makes them vulnerable to groups wishing to make political statements to the world, and3. what they believe such acts do or dont accomplish.
Objectives Collaborate with other students and compare the differences between ancient, modern, and current day Olympic Games.
Learning outcomes The learners will create a Commercial presentationusing Windows Live Movie Maker.
A Marathon in Sandals Think about the differences between the ancientOlympic Games, the early modern games, and the current-day version. If the I Olympiad had commercials, what would they be about? Working in groups of 4-5 students, make a list of what this commercial will include.
A Marathon in Sandals Watch the link to Tell a audio found and saved story with Windows through Microsoft Office Live Movie Maker tools or Create a brief Yahoo, Google, or Bing presentation using Image Searches. Windows Live Movie Cite your pictures using Maker showing how the APA style formatting. first Olympic game Have one teammate type commercials would and save this appear. information using Microsoft Office Word. Include pictures and
A Marathon in Sandals Now, watch the link to Tell a story with Windows Live Movie MakerAlthough this video discusses how to make a movie about your day, you will use this program to create your group commercial.
If you finish before your classmates Find one activity that sparks your interests. Be sure to research the information using the same websites used in the primary lesson. When you complete each assignment, turn-in your assignment in the Extension mailbox.See the Extension Folder for the following assignments
If you finish before your classmates Use Bing maps to pinpoint all of the Create a Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 presentation to convince the cities that have hosted the Olympic International Olympic Committee to Games since the inception of the modern Olympics and then analyze consider their town or city as the next the visual data. What trends do they Olympic Games venue. observe? What reasons are there for Study the Winter Olympics in these trends? What recommendations Vancouver, with special attention to the would they make for future Olympic Games’ locations? Students can also geography of the Pacific Northwest; read the Olympic Committees Canadian history, culture, and process for choosing host cities. government; and First Nations People in Research the role of physical British Columbia and the role of education in ancient Greek culture aboriginal peoples in the games. and the history of physical education Research the history of womens in North America, and then write an essay linking or comparing the two. participation in the games. Write a five Type your essay using Microsoft paragraph essay on the information you Office Word 2007. discover. Type your essay using Microsoft Office Word 2007. See the Extension Folder for the following assignments
References Microsoft in Education http://www.microsoft.com/education/en- us/teachers/plans/Pages/index.aspx?q=Critical%20Thin king&t=Critical%20Thinking Microsoft in Education http://www.microsoft.com/education/en- us/teachers/how-to/Pages/tell-story.aspx Pictures via Yahoo Image Search http://www.microsoft.com/education/en- us/teachers/how-to/Pages/theme-related-brochure.aspx Voki Voki.com