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Olympics Lesson: Track a Sport

Subject: Language Arts
Grade: 6-8, 9-12

Brief Description
Students track the results of various sports during the Olympic Games.


Students read and follow schedules. Students report on the results of various sports during the Olympic Games.


Olympics, sports, schedule, report, reporter

Materials Needed

  • writing paper
  • pens or pencils
  • computers with Internet access, printouts from the Web sites noted in the Lesson Plan, or daily newspaper or television reports
  • construction paper or poster board
  • drawing materials (for example, crayons, markers)

Lesson Plan

Tell students to imagine that they are reporters at the Olympic Games assigned to cover a sport. Have students brainstorm the kinds of things they might include in their stories. Write students' responses on the board. Assign each student a sport, or have students choose a sport they would like to cover. Tell students they are going to follow the Olympics by reporting the results of various sports each day. Each daily report should include the names of the athletes, their home countries, and the results of the day. Have students check newspapers, watch Olympic events on television, or check any of the following Web sites for the schedules and results:

After the Olympic Games are over, compile students' reports into a scrapbook. Have one or more students decorate the cover of the scrapbook.


Evaluate students' daily reports.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Lois Lewis

National Standards

Language Arts:


Updated 12/23/2013