Innovative
Classroom

Center Focus

Favorite Olympic Athlete

  1. Have magazines, books, newspapers, and other information available on the athletes involved in the Olympic games.
  2. Your students will pick their favorite athlete to research. You may want to make each athlete available only once in order to have a wide variety of reports on different athletes.
  3. They should write a brief report on the chosen person as well as represent their findings visually in a unique way. Or you may encourage them to write a poem or acrostic about their athlete.
  4. Have them share these with the class so you can all be more knowledgeable about this year's Olympians.

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