What better way than sports and games to making learning fun? Take advantage of 17 days of Winter Olympics this month to create lessons in a variety of subject areas like geography, politics, sportsmanship, science, math, and more.
Need some inspiration? Check out these fun and clever ideas shared by Edmodo educators:
Gold, Silver, and Bronze
“You can get into the Winter Olympics and teach geography, stats, and more at the same time with this activity. Students gather stats on winning gold-medalist countries. In the end they look to see if there is correlation between winning and data points they have collected.” – Posted by Mr. Thomas
More Fun with Medals
“I do a lesson closer to the end [of the games] using Excel. My middle school students create a chart to compare the number of medals among several countries. They seem to have fun with it. It’s a great way to introduce chart creation.” – Posted by Mrs. Meyer
The Science of the Olympics
“With the 2014 Winter Olympics around the corner, I thought I’d share a link to some great videos explaining the science behind some of the Winter Olympic sports. Go USA!” – Posted by Mrs. Jacob
Sochi Studies—and Other New and Interesting Places
“This mini-project involves assigning each student a country to follow throughout the Olympics. The student will gather some facts about their country, follow that country’s participation in the Olympics, and more.” – Posted by Mrs. Harris
Have ideas of your own to contribute? Share how you plan to use the 2014 Winter Olympics in your lessons in the comments section below, or in the Edmodo Communities.