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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Winter Olympics Lesson Plans from Pearson OLE

The 2014 Winter Olympics officially kick-off tomorrow with the opening ceremonies. Some qualifying events actually started today. If you're looking for some Olympics-based lesson plans, take a look at the things Pearson OLE is offering. On Winter Olympics with OLE you will find lesson plans for elementary school and middle school students along with profiles of athletes and countries competing in the Winter Olympics.

Snowboarding and alpine skiing are currently featured in the Winter Olympics with OLE lesson plans. Curling and bobsled lessons will be available shortly.

The snowboarding lesson plan for elementary school students focuses on the creation of rules for sports and behavior of athletes. The middle school snowboarding lesson plan teaches students how a sport becomes an Olympic sport. The lesson plan concludes with students writing a persuasive piece for the Association of National Olympic Committees.

The Pearson OLE alpine skiing lesson plan for middle school/ high school asks students to use Google Maps or Google Earth to look at the terrain of the Sochi Olympics, compare it to past locations, and propose a future site for the Winter Olympics. The elementary school lesson plan focuses on what it takes to become an Olympian. The lesson plan teaches students about the importance of setting goals.

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