Saturday, February 8, 2014

48 Resources and Lesson Plans for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Last night was the opening ceremonies for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Security has been been paramount, and Russia's anti-gay attitude has garnered much attention. With so much to talk about in the classroom, I have gathered a plethora of resources and lesson plans for all age levels.

10 Free Things for Teaching About the 2014 Winter Olympics- from NEA; some lesson
plans listed with other resources

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2014 Sochi Olympics- related articles from the Huffington Post

Aiming for Gold- CNN's page devoted to the Winter Olympics

A Beginner's Guide to the Olympics- short video

Behind the Olympics: Teaching About Russia in the Putin Era - NY Times article

Crazy Olympic Team Uniforms at Sochi

Fractions of a Second: An Olympic Musical- interactive from the NY Times; turn up the volume to listen

From Russia With Sport: 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi- EDSITEment's resource list

Gays in U.S. Olympic Delegation Will Send Message to Russia- from NPR

Google Map of the 2014 Sochi Olympics- make sure you have Google Earth downloaded on your computer

Jamaican Bobsledders Seek Money for Sochi Trip- NY Times

The Many, Many Problems of the Sochi Olympics- from The Week

NBC Olympics- since they are broadcasting the games, NBC has a ton of information here

New York Times' Sochi 2014 Page- updated on a daily basis

Official Site of the 2014 Sochi Olympics- schedules of events located here

Olympic Fun Facts- from Factmonster

The Olympic Games- Enchanted Learning; for younger kids

The Olympics in the Classroom: Videos and Motion Graphics- great for science teachers

Olympic Torch and Medals- interactive from Associated Press

Russia Readies for Sochi 2014: The Putin Games

Science of the Olympic Winter Games- 16 videos by the National Science Foundation

Snapshots Through Time- posters of the Olympics, as far back as 1924

Sochi Olympics: most expensive ever
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Sochi 2014- loads of interactive sports coverage from the Wall Street Journal

Sochi 2014- TIME for Kids website

Sochi 2014 Guide- iPhone, iPad app

Sochi 2014 Newsletter- sign up for daily news

Sochi 2014: An Olympic Preview- from The Atlantic

Sochi 2014 Olympic Games- from CBS Sports

Sochi 2014 Games: 6 Winter Olympics-Themed STEM Resources- from Edutopia

What the Data Say About Which Countries Will Win Olympic Medals-  infographic from the Washington Post

Winter Olympics- from the BBC

Activity Village- includes coloring pages, printables, puzzles

Brainpop- resources for bringing the games into your classroom

Math Activities Involving the Olympics

Pearson OLE Community- sports activity packs by sport include free lesson plans

PBS Hour EXTRA- lesson plans on the Sochi Olympics

Pinterest Board- many crafts and activities

ReadWriteThink- classroom activities

TeachersFirst- covers grades 3-12; small list of 15 plans

TeacherVision- nice listing here includes printables

Think Winter Olympics!- Thinkfinity site with nice lesson ideas

Will You Be Watching the 2014 Sochi Olympics?- lesson from the NY Times Learning Network

Winter Games Lesson Plans- from educators and the Australian Olympic Committee; lower grades

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