sydneyolympics2000 Mrs. Branyon
  Physical Education for Children
 
Topic, Title, or Essential Question:
   
          Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics
           "The Ultimate Experience"

How would the Olympic Games differ if they were held in Andrews, South Carolina?  What effect would this event have on the economics and people of our town?  How would affect the Olympic Games?  Seek invitation to 2004 Summer Games for Andrews, South Carolina. What cultural experiences would occur if the games were held in Andrews, South Carolina?


Grade Level Appropriateness: First, Second and  Fifth Grades


Description of the Project:

First Grade - research Australia (geography, animals, and people) and explore what was done to get ready for 2000 Olympic Games.  

Second Grade - research history of games and how it changed cities where games were held. Create a newsletter to highlight current Summer Games in Australia

Fifth Grade - create an Andrews Olympic Committee to seek an invitation from International Olympic Committee to hold Games in Andrews, South Carolina. Create a brochure that highlights Andrews and surrounding areas and research economic factors.

First, Second and Fifth Grades - how do athletes train to get ready for the Olympic Games and cultural effects on people/area? How would training for an Olympic event affect your fitness levels? What cultural differences would you encounter traveling to another country. Each grade will select one event and research.


S.  C. Standards (list by subject and grade): (Multiple subjects)

Physical Education -
Standard 2: applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills,

Standard 4: achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness,

Standard 6: demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity settings, and

Standard 7: understands that physical activity provides the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction.

First Grade -   
Reading
H. The student will categorize information using strategies, such as story mapping, webbing, and Venn diagrams.

I. The student will read a variety of texts, such as stories, poems, plays, directories, newspapers, charts,
and diagrams.

Listening
B. The student will listen and understand read alouds, discussions, speakers, and other oral
presentations.

Writing
C. The student will publish a variety of texts, such as stories, poems, plays, directories, newspapers,
charts, and diagrams.

Research
B. The student will access and use information from observations, conversations, technology, and books
to create oral and written stories and reports.

Second Grade
Reading
F. The student will categorize information using strategies, such as story mapping, webbing, and Venn
diagrams.

G. The student will read a variety of texts, such as stories, poems, plays, directories, newspapers,
charts, and diagrams.

Listening
B. The student will participate and respond to read alouds, audio tapes, and discussions through listening attentively, asking questions to elicit information, and responding appropriately.

Writing
B. The student will edit final copies for grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling.
C. The student will publish a variety of texts, such as stories, poems, plays, directories, newspapers,
charts, and diagrams.

Fifth Grade
Reading
F. The student will understand text in terms of its historical and cultural context and relate to other
content areas.

Listening
A. The student will listen, draw conclusions, and share responses in subject-related group learning
activities.
B. The student will use appropriate listening skills to conduct and interpret surveys and interviews, to
listen critically and record information accurately, and to research and report information.
D. The student will present information through oral presentations, expositions, displays, debates, panel
discussions, visual displays, and dramatizations.

Writing
G. The student will use the writing process to record information accurately and to research and report
information.

·Make judgments using evidence to support decisions.
·Compose compositions appropriate to audience and purpose    exhibiting the effective flow of ideas and a cohesive structure.
    ·Show evidence of editing writing.


Software Appropriate: (Name of software and how it will be used)
Microsoft Word - Word processor to develop stories and reports about Olympic history, athletes, events, economic factors and geography (Andrews area and Australia).
Microsoft Publisher - create newsletter for the games
Microsoft Excel - organize data collected



Classroom Management:
Create cooperative groups in each grade level. Classes would take parts of each task to develop for their grade level.



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