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Winter Olympics History Year by Year


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Subjects: Educational Technology; Language Arts: English; Mathematics: Arithmetic, Statistics; Social Studies: Geography, World History
Grades: 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

Brief Description

Students create charts showing historical statistics about the Winter Olympic Games.

Objectives

Students

  • locate information about Olympic history.
  • fill in the information on charts.
  • use the information to estimate participation in the current Games.

    Keywords

    chart, graphic organizer, Olympic Games, winter

    Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

  • Winter Olympic Games History work sheet
  • Internet access (optional)

    Lesson Plan

    The Winter Olympic Games were held for the first time in 1924, in Chamonix, France. Of the 258 athletes from 16 nations who competed, 245 were men and 13 were women. In this lesson, students learn about the Winter Olympic Games throughout history. They use books and/or Wikipedia's Web page, Winter Olympic Games: List of Games, to help them complete the Winter Olympic Games History work sheet.

    Assessment

    Students should accurately complete 80 percent of the fields on the worksheet. The answer key follows:

    Olympic YearHost City and CountryNumber of Men CompetingNumber of Women CompetingNumber of Nations Competing
    1924Chamonix, France
    245
    13
    16
    1928St. Moritz, Switzerland
    438
    26
    25
    1932Lake Placid, New York (U.S.)
    231
    21
    17
    1936Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
    588
    80
    28
    1948St. Moritz, Switzerland
    529
    77
    28
    1952Oslo, Norway
    585
    109
    30
    1956Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
    688
    132
    32
    1960Squaw Valley, California (U.S.)
    522
    143
    30
    1964Innsbruck, Austria
    891
    200
    36
    1968Grenoble, France
    947
    211
    37
    1972Sapporo, Japan
    800
    206
    35
    1976Innsbruck, Austria
    892
    231
    37
    1980Lake Placid, New York (U.S.)
    839
    233
    37
    1984Sarajevo, Yugoslavia
    1,000
    274
    49
    1988Calgary, Alberta (Canada)
    1,110
    313
    57
    1992Albertville, France
    1,313
    488
    64
    1994Lillehammer, Norway
    1,474
    531
    64
    1998Nagano, Japan
    1,488
    814
    72
    2002Salt Lake City, Utah
    1,513
    886
    77
    2006Turin (Torino), Italy
    1,548
    960
    80

    Lesson Plan Source

    Education World

    Submitted By

    Gary Hopkins

    National Standards

    LANGUAGE ARTS

    MATHMATICS

    SOCIAL SCIENCES

    TECHNOLOGY

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    Originally published 1/18/2002
    Last updated 01/08/2010
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