The Olympics' Dream

Introduction

WELCOME, ATHLETE!

- It is essential to practice a sport and keep your body active in order to live a healthy life, but imagine being so consistent, getting better at what you do and being invited to a massive sports event… Have you ever heard about the Olympics?

- The Olympic games are an international event in which people compete on different sports.

- They are held every four years in different countries bringing thousands of athletes from all around the globe to participate! Some of the Olympics sports are: archery, gymnastics, athletics, swimming, tennis, handball, among other examples. Can you imagine being part of something that big?

Task

You are one of the biggest fans of the Olympics. Your task consist on researching and choosing one sport that you like. Prepare a poster with information about it. What do you use to play it? where do you practice this sport? why did you choose it? You will have to present it to your classmates.

*Resources: 

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/olympic-games

https://kids.kiddle.co/Olympic_Games

 

Example: 

  • The sport I chose is played with… (implements)

  • The sport I chose is played in……(place)

  • The main characteristics of this sport are… (players, rules, etc.)

  •  I chose this sport because I liked…. 

  •  A famous tennis player was...

Process

Step 1: Choose an Olympic sport.

Step 2: Make a research, find its main characteristics, fun facts, etc.

Step 3: Prepare a poster with the following information: 

- Image or drawing of the sport.

- A brief description (main characteristics).

- Distinguished sport players.

- The reason why you chose it.

Step 4: Be ready to present it to your classmates.

Evaluation

 

Criteria

3 pts.

2 pts.

1 pt.

Points

Presentation 

The student describes orally the topic and has a good content management.

The student describes orally the topic and has a sufficient content management.

The student does not describe the topic and has no content management.

 

Required elements

The poster presents all the required elements.

Almost all the required elements are in the poster.

The required elements are not present in the poster.

 

Performance

The student shows a participative and enthusiastic attitude throughout the task.

The student has a regular attitude and shows lack of enthusiasm throughout the task. 

The student has an apathetic attitude throughout the task.  

 
Conclusion

Congrats! Your task has been done!

Throughout the different stages of this WebQuest, you have acquired more knowledge about sports, the olympic games, ans some athletes. In addition, you have use the content covered in class, and also, you acquired and used new vocabulary. As a result, what can you conclude and analyze from this activity and experience and using WebQuest? Do you think it's important to know about the Olympics? Would you like to become an athlete in the future? Why not?

SURPRISE! Follow-up

Activity 1: Match the sports equipment to the picture and write the vocabulary underneath.

jersey-glove-racket-club-net-stick and puck-shuttlecock-goggles-ball-saddle-helmet-skates

Activity 2: Which sport equipment can be used with each sport?

Sports

Equipment

1.Baseball

 

2.American Football

 

3.Tennis

 

4. golf

 

5. Skiing

 

6. Horse riding

 

7. Volleyball

 

8. Basketball

 
Credits

This WebQuest was created by Catalina Peña and Danilo González from UCSC's English Teaching Program.

May 19th, 2020

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If you are going to use this WebQuest in future lessons, you could present the activity for the students through Google Classroom. You just need to create a task named "The Olympics' Dream", or whatever you think it's appropriate.

You could create a poster yourself to show to students as an example. Trust me. It'll be better for them if you show a hand-made example.

Don't forget to post the link to this webquest.

And to give the students the rubric so they know what you'll be evaluating and they can double-check once the task is done and you provide the feedback or any comments to them.