Women’s History Month is in full-swing, and you may be looking for assignments to use in your classroom. Your students may also be talking about the upcoming Olympic Games, which makes this the perfect time to share Edcite’s formative assessments focused on women of the Summer Olympics! In fact, we think these assessments deserve gold medals!
- Kindergarten: “Summer Olympics – Swimming”
In this interdisciplinary assignment, students will learn about Olympic swimmer Allison Schmitt and will answer a geography, ELA, math, and science question.
- 1st Grade: “Gymnast Gabby Douglas”
Students will read and watch a video about U.S. Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas and answer questions related to ELA, math, geography and science.
Students will analyze videos and text to learn about the first time women competed in the Summer Olympics (1900), ran in an Olympic marathon (1984), and participated in Olympic boxing (2012).
These questions give students the new and old scoring systems and ask them to calculate scores using the systems. It starts with simple decimal operations and moves to cover mean, and finishes with an open-ended question asking students to choose a strategy weighing the new system.
Students first break down a scholarly article about gender schema theory, read the 1928 depiction of the race, watch the video of the race, and then respond to the NYT depiction with a tweet and letter to the editor.
This assignment starts off simple with mean and median calculations as well as testing student knowledge of what constitutes a statistical question. It then has students analyze multiple data sets with videos and come to their own conclusions.
Do stay tuned for more Olympics-themed blog posts, with relevant Edcite assignments, over the next few months. You can also create your own Olympics-related assignments on Edcite and share these with other teachers in our Library. And, if you tell us, we may just feature your assignment in our next blog post!