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So You Want to Compete in the Olympics?
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A WebQuest for Grades 3-12


CURRICULUM STANDARDS

The tasks in this Web-based activity address the national standards in Physical Education and Health.

TEACHER NOTES

This activity is designed to make students aware of the importance of physical activity and nutrition to maintaining a healthy body, and to provide them with the information that will help them make good lifestyle choices.

Tips

  • When forming teams, you might arrange students into teams and allow each team to choose a sport or ask each student to choose a sport and then arrange them into teams based on their choices.
  • Additional roles might be added to teams, depending on the age and ability of your students. For example, a travel agent might research methods of travel to a specific Olympic location and sites to see in the host country. A treasurer might research the cost of Olympic participation. A statistician might determine the odds of winning various medals.
  • You might want to provide students with rubrics to help them determine the specific skills that will be assessed during each phase of this WebQuest. You can find a variety of Assessment Rubrics or you can use an easy template to Create Your Own Rubric.
  • For help in creating PowerPoint presentations, direct students to the following Education World resources: PowerPoint: Creating Classroom Presentations, Creating a Class PowerPoint Presentation, and My First PowerPoint Presentation.
  • Students can prepare an oral report instead of a PowerPoint slide show. They should be encouraged to illustrate the report with posters, photographs, and other visual aids.
  • When all the presentations are completed, encourage each team of students to develop a competition involving the sport they chose. Hold a class field day in which students actually participate in those competitions.

The following links will provide additional information to help you guide and evaluate student work during this WebQuest:

Click here for the main So You Want to Compete in the Olympics? page.

Article by Linda Starr
Education World®
Copyright © 2004 Education World

05/12/2004

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