By Ann Zeise
This will be an ongoing resource through the Winter Olympics in Vancouver February 12-28, 2010. I encourage you to comment and add links of interest to those studying the Olympics.
Understanding The Olympics
Intellectual Muscle: The Talks
A unique audio project inviting the public to flex their intellect via podcasts by some of the country’s best minds on topics related to the 2010 Winter Games. Of interest to older students wanting to understand the underpinnings of the Olympics.
Olympic Winter Sports
I often encourage homeschoolers to consider Olympic sports, where coaches, teams and training are often available within communities, and not just at public schools.
Vancouver 2010 Olympics
The main site for the 2010 Olympics. Get schedules and news, track medals, learn more about the athletes.
Cultural Olympiad Programme
Why is “Program” spelled “Programme” here?
Vancouver 2010 adds to 2010 Cultural Olympiad Programme
The third and final edition of Vancouver 2010’s Cultural Olympiad festivals will start on 22 January 2010 and run throughout the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, concluding on 21 March. The extensive programme will include more than 600 ticketed and free performances and exhibitions in 60 venues in Metro Vancouver and British Columbia’s Sea to Sky corridor.
Winter Olympics Clip Art
Olympic Medal Tracker, Vancouver 2010
Print out and tally up the medal winners. Medals will be added to this page up to several times a day, so if you want a blank sheet, grab it early.
Olympic Winter Sports Teddy Bears
The following graphics are original works by your Kids’ Turn Central Founder Wendy Hogan. They may be used on personal or commercial web pages you own.
Olympics Kids Crafts
These fun Gold Medals are a great way to end children’s sporting events or sports-themed parties. Your child’s eyes will sparkle as bright as their medal.
Ceremonial Olympic Torch
Celebrate the Winter Olympic Games 2010 by making this super simple ceremonial Olympic torch craft. Create your own games in the backyard with the help of neighborhood friends and some grown ups!
Vancouver 2010 Mascots
Vancouver 2010 Mascots
Come meet Sumi, Quatchi and Miga on this wonderful animated site for kids. Can you figure out what sort of creatures each is?
More Winter Fun
Getting Started with snow and ice sports such as ice hockey, skating, skiing, snowboarding, and sledding.
Winter Unit Study
Find out about really cold places, about the science of cold, fun in the snow, and winter tales.