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Olympic Bid

Olympic Bid

Author: Beth Barsness
Description:
  1. Students will use geospatial technology to gather information that will assist them in creating an application to the International Olympic Committee regarding why their city should be selected to host either the 2022 Winter or 2024 Summer Olympics.
  2. Students are placed in the role of a geographer to utilize geographic characteristics to justify why their city should host the Olympics.
  3. Students will present their arguments to their classmates in a Pecha Kucha presentation which highlights the major geographic reasons why their city should host the next 2022 Winter or 2024 Summer Olympics.
  4. Students will understand that geography is used in everyday life and impacts decisions that are made around the world on a daily basis.

Students will use geospatial technology to gather information that will assist them in creating an application to the International Olympic Committee.  They will present their arguments to their classmates in a Pecha Kucha presentation which highlights the major geographic reasons why their city should host the next 2022 Winter or 2024 Summer Olympics.

Length of time needed:  3-5 class periods (50 minutes each)

This lesson was written by Lisa Sanders.

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Tutorial

Lesson Plan

This lesson plan can be downloaded to your computer as a PDF document. If you would like to edit this document for your classroom needs, go to the "Handouts and Materials" section and click on the corresponding link.

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Source: Lisa Sanders

What is "Pecha Kucha"?

A Pecha Kucha is a 20-slide presentation that automatically transitions to a new slide every 20 seconds. The “true spirit” of a Pecha Kucha is that it consists mostly of powerful images and very little visual text. Instead of the presenter reading text from the slides, an image, single word or short phrase communicates a core idea while the speaker offers well-rehearsed, elaborated comments.

This video is an example of a Pecha Kucha presentation, which explains the format and purpose.

Handouts and Materials

The following files can be downloaded to your computer:

Lesson Plan (Word document)

Olympic Bid Instructions (Word document)

Olympic Bid Application (Word document)

Olympic Bid Rubrics (Word document)

Pecha Kucha Template (PowerPoint presentation)

Links:

Pecha Kucha Information and Examples

Source: Lisa Sanders