January 25, 2014

12 16 Resource Sites for Teaching and Learning With the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi



I love the Olympics! So when I read Jennie Magiera's article Gold-Medal Learning: Teaching with the Winter Olympics, I had to know what other resources are available to teachers.


First, what are some good ways to follow the Sochi Olympics?


Sochi 2014 olympic coastal cluster map-en
© Sémhur / Wikimedia Commons

So without further ado, here are my recommended resource sites for teaching with the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Larry Ferlazzo's The Best Sites For Learning About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Larry started his list in 2012, so you know it's comprehensive and that Larry will be adding more great sites in the next few weeks.

The National Education Association's 10 Free Things for Teaching about the 2014 Winter Olympics

NBC LEARN's Free Resources and Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games

TeacherVision's 2014 Olympic Winter Games: Sochi

Cybraryman Jerry Blumengarten's The Olympic Games. Jerry's pages are always solid.

Activity Village's Winter Olympics. Geared for the younger set.

TeachersFirst's Resources for the Sochi Olympics

Sharemylesson's 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Lessons are sorted by elementary and secondary, with a section on Russian history.

Education World's Countdown to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

For fun: Heidi Meier's Olympics Pinterest board. I love the Winter Olympics Cupcakes!

Added: Best of LibGuides The Winter Olympics - Sochi 2014

Added: Free Technology for Teachers' 26 Videos about the Science of the Olympics

Added: Julie Greller's 48 Resources and Lesson Plans for the 2014 Sochi Olympics which includes several great infographics.

Added: The New York Times' Teaching the Sochi Olympics | Science, Health and Math


The different countries have teaching resources too. Neat!

The Australian Olympic Team's Winter Games Lesson Plans

Canadian Olympic Committee's Sochi 2014 Class Resources


So many great teaching and learning ideas! 

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On a personal note: One of our library parent proctors competed in the 1992 Winter Olympics, so I'll be enjoying the Sochi Winter Olympics through her eyes too! 

Also: Notice that I copied Jennie's use of the word "with" rather than "about" the Winter Olympics in the title of her article. This is a small but important distinction, which I know Jennie thought out carefully.


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