Even if you’re not a fan of competitive sports (we’re not), there are still many homeschool lessons to be learned during the Winter Olympics season. We choose to approach the Olympics from a historical and geographical standpoint rather than as a spectator of the games.
This year the Olympics are being held in Sochi, Russia, from February 7-23. Obviously, Russia is rich in history and topography, which makes it an excellent source of lessons. I have gathered some resources that can give you a starting place to work the Olympics into your lesson plans.
The Winter Olympics 2014 Lapbook and Study Guide from A Journey through Learning ($1 instant download)
Flags Around the World ($2 instant download)
Around the World One Country at a Time (free instant download)
Winter Olympics Mini Unit Study (99 cents instant download)
Winter Olympics Unit Study from Brandenburg Press ($3.95 instant download)
2014 Winter Olympics Lapbook from Knowledge Box Central ($1 instant download)
Countries of the World Activities and Copywork: Russia ($2 instant download)
Amanda Bennett has a brand new Olympics unit study, which is on sale for just $6 through Jan. 18th:
Free Russia lapbook at Homeschool Share
Winter Olympics Pack 2014 free from Enchanted Homeschooling Mom
Exploring Russia Lapbook with Study Guide from A Journey through Learning ($4.50)
The Russia page on Enchanted Learning has both free and member resources.
Little Learning Lovies offers games, printables, workbox tags, unit study supplements, and more for ages 2-10. Check out the great Winter Olympics resources available at 10% off through Feb. 28th. Enter coupon code WinterOlympics2014 at checkout.
Will you be watching the Olympics or working them into your homeschool lessons?