The third playlist in our Olympic Games series focuses on assignments that teach students about perseverance! Students will learn about Olympians who faced great obstacles but never gave up. These are the perfect assignments to give as the school year closes and the Rio Olympics approach. Also, in case you missed our first two Olympics playlists, you can check them out here and here.
Lower Elementary: “Olympian Never Gives Up”
In this assignment, students will watch a heartwarming video and answer interactive math, science, social studies, and ELA questions.
Lower Elementary: “Kerri Strug and the Vault”
In this assignment, students will watch a video about an unforgettable moment in Olympic history and answer interactive math, science, social studies, and ELA questions.
ELA: “Olympic Hero Jesse Owens”
In this assignment, students will analyze an ESPN article about obstacles Olympian Jesse Owens faced in 1936.
Students will analyze Jesse Owens’ amazing performances and solve problems related to speed and distance.
After watching a video and reading two articles, students will summarize the Paralympic movement and analyze the way in which the athletic events are impacting society at large.
Students will analyze probability questions about how likely it is to win a gold medal at the Olympics.
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