Winter Olympic Games Project
This is a project that encompasses the entire duration of the Winter Olympic Games (although you need to explain the entire thing to them about 2 weeks in advance). Throughout you may need to schedule some time during health and/or physical education to visit the computer lab or library so students can do some research. Otherwise this is an activity that students will work on individually or in small groups. This was originally done with an advanced PE class.
The purpose of the activity is for a student to study and follow a Winter Olympic event as it takes place during the Olympics. He/she will also do research to learn about that event, watch the events on TV, follow them on the Web, and at the end they will create a poster that shares with the class what they learned about that sport and how that sport evolved at those particular Olympic games. The following are the procedures that the teacher can follow to make this happen.