The Olympics: Figure Skating
Sixth graders explore Olympic figure skating. They watch videos of figure skaters and discuss the history of Olympic figure skating. They discuss the skills involved and try "performing" some of the various jumps a figure skater performs.
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Sochi 2014 Sports
Familiarize your class with the wide variety of events in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games. After brainstorming different sports represented in the Winter Olympics, break the class into small groups and assign them specific events to...
3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Scavenger Hunt Through Figure Skating History
Young scholars research the pioneers of figure skating and write a feature story for a Web publication. They write articles investigating "The Story Behind a Gold Medal" and graph the medals won by different countries between 1976-1996.
6th - 7th Social Studies & History
How Olympians Have Changed 1924-2014
Why do Olympic athletes look so different now than in the first Winter Olympics? Discover the evolution of Olympian body types since the first games in 1924. Viewers will discover that Olympian body types began with the ideal athletic...
2 mins 4th - 10th Social Studies & History
You Be The Judge: Olympics, Winter Sports, Figure Skating, Math, Statistics, Technology
Students design a score sheet for use when watching a figure skating performance. They use spreadsheet software and research information obtained on the Internet to create their score sheets.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History