11 Olympic Resources to Bring the Games to Your Classroom
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11 Olympic Resources to Bring the Games to Your Classroom

11 Olympic Resources to Bring the Games to Your Classroom

Here is a collection of links to resources for bringing the Winter Olympics into your classroom.

  1. Twitter hashtags: #Olympics, #Vancouver, #WinterOlympics, #Vancouver2010, #OlympicGames, OG2010, #WinterGames
  2. Olympic dot org, the official website of the Olympic movement. Videos, looks ahead, looks behind, peeks into the workings of the IOC. This link connects to the Vancouver porthole.
  3. Resources for Teachers on the Vancouver 2010 site, the official site of the 2010 Olympic and Paraolympic games.  Resources, media literacy perspectives, and copious exploration opportunities.
  4. CTV Vancouver 2010 is the official Canadian broadcasting organization. Their site includes schedules, feature reports, photos, video, and more. Might be an interesting comparison against . . .
  5. . . . The coverage on NBC Olympics with its own stories, photos, videos, and broadcast schedule.  The most exciting element of the NBC coverage for many teachers may be NBC Learn and its accompanying videos dissecting the sports through the lens of the science within.
  6. The Associated Press site dedicated to the 2010 Olympics has a cool interactive venue tour with a topographic map that gives a new perspective on the local geography. There is also a feature in that section that allows the viewer to follow a timeline illustrating the historic medal count of the winter games since 1924.
  7. Teachervision has a brief overview of the history of the winter olympics with an accompanying chart.
  8. Teachnology provides a Winter Olympics Teaching Theme page with a bevy of links to various teaching related resources: webquests, history, background info, activities, lesson plans, interactive sites, and even worksheets for the ditto fans.
  9. As a part of Historica Dominion Institute, FYI Canada provides a teen perspective on the games, reporting, and trans Canadian perspectives on the games.
  10. The Vancouver Sun gives Olympic coverage a local flavor as the host news outlet.
  11. And finally, the New York Times Olympic section features stories, images of Olympians of yore (as they are today), and destination Vancouver.
Image: Michelle Steele by AFP in The Age
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