We are so excited about our Unit on the 2010 Olympics.
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Click here for a special medal map
Click here for an example website. Note: You must be signed into your google apps account to view.
Check out the links below for more info and videos about the Olympics:
Official Olympic Site
NBC OLYMPIC SITE
The Science Behind the Olympic Games
Larry Ferlazzo's Best Web Sites to Learn About the Olympic Games
The Origins or History of Winter Olympic Sports
Some Winter Olympic Videos
A Brief History of the Opening Ceremonies
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
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A competition wouldn't be complete without prizes. What prizes are awarded to Doodle 4 Google winners and finalists this year?
* The National Winner will win a $15,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of their choice, a trip to New York City for an event on May 26, 2010, a laptop computer, a Wacom digital design tablet, and a t-shirt printed with their doodle on it. We'll also award the winner's school a $25,000 grant towards the establishment/improvement of a computer lab. The winning doodle will also be featured on the Google.com homepage on May 27, 2010.
* Each of the other 3 National Finalists will win a trip to New York City for an event on May 26, 2010, a laptop computer, a Wacom digital design tablet and a t-shirt printed with their doodle on it.
* Each of the other 40 Regional Finalists will win a trip to New York City for an event on May 26, 2010 and a t-shirt printed with their doodle on it.
* Each of the other 400 State Finalists will receive a "Doodle 4 Google" certificate and be featured on the Doodle 4 Google web site.
As an additional incentive this year, we are also giving out eight (8) Extra Credit: Technology Booster Awards that consist of netbook computers to schools who submit the maximum number of doodles by March 10, 2010 and have a student who is one of the 400 State Finalists. For more information on eligibility, visit the Doodle 4 Google website here, http://www.google.com/doodle4google/.
Students' doodles will be judged on artistic merit, creativity, representation of the theme, and other criteria. This year we'll also have a panel of 10 "Expert Jurors" who will help judge Doodle 4 Google. These are well known illustrators, cartoonists, and animators from organizations such as The Sesame Street Workshop, Dr. Seuss Enterprises, and Pixar Animation Studios who are the creators of Toy Story 3. A public exhibit of the 39 regional finalists and the national winner will be open to the public at the Smithsonian's, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum from May 27 to July 8, 2010. To give your class a little inspiration, check out last year's winners at the Doodle 4 Google website.
PLUS WE ARE HAVING A TOPAZ TEAM PRIZE FOR THE BEST DOODLE!
Monday, February 1, 2010
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UNITED STATES CENSUS ACTIVITIES
Use the link below to answer the questions on the Counting Your County worksheet.
Use the link below to complete the Collect Data About Your State worksheet.
Use the link below to print out the outline of the state you are focusing on for the final project.
Use the link below to find the location of capital cities and major cities for your worksheet.