Week #3: Countries of the Winter Olympics

Activity #1:
1. The 2010 Olympics will be played in and around Vancouver, British Columbia , Canada.

This is your opportunity to learn about Vancouver and British Columbia, Canada.
1. Which island is Vancouver International Airport situated on?
Lulu Island, Sea Island, Vancouver Island, Annacis Island
2. Which park is NOT a National Park situated in B.C.? Yoho National Park, Glacier National Park, Mount Revelstoke National Park, Waterton Lakes National Park
3. How many states border British Columbia? 4, 2, 3, 1
4. What town is mile 0 of the Alaska Highway? Mackenzie, Cache Creek, Dawson Creek, Prince George
5. Mount Boucherie is located in Westbank, B.C. Who was this mountain named after? Abraham Boucherie, Isadore Boucherie, William Boucherie, Mary Boucherie
6. Which B.C. town or city is located the farthest north in latitude? Williams Lake, Dawson Creek, 150 Mile House, Fort St. John
7. The Stawamus Chief is located just outside which town? Pemberton, Brackendale, Squamish, Whistler
8. What is the deepest lake in B.C.? Lake Quesnel, Kootenay Lake, Williston Lake, Okanagan Lake
9. What is the largest Provincial Park in B.C.? Lord Tweedsmuir, Garibaldi, Wells Gray, Spatsizi
10. What was the first capital of B.C.? New Westminster, Vancouver, Victoria, Fort Langley
11. Where would you find the northern terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail? Whistler, Kootenay National Park, Manning Park, Vancouver
12. Which pass in British Columbia grew famous because of the Klondike gold rush? Rogers Pass, Chilcoot Pass, Donner Pass. Pine Pass
13. Driving from Vancouver to the Alberta border via the Trans-Canada Highway, how many National Parks will you go through? 2,3,1,4
14. What bridge starts in Stanley Park and ends in West Vancouver? Lion's Gate Bridge, Patullo Bridge,Port Mann Bridge, Georgia Viaduct
15. Which ski area in B.C. has the most vertical skiable length other than Whistler-Blackcomb? Silver Star, Big White, Kicking Horse Mouton,Powder King
16. Bonus question: What explorer is Vancouver named for?
source: http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz246802d65c8.html

Activity #2:

This is your chance to learn about the country you are following for the 2010 Olympics and create a quilt or mosaic of pictures about your country. I used Big Huge Labs to create the picture quilt below using photos from my Flickr account (the photos are from a school winter carnival in early March, 2009). I downloaded the mosaic to my desktop then uploaded it to this wiki page. The idea for the quilt came from Cultural Quilt. The students could also research country’s cultural elements, such as traditional dress, food, music, entertainment, leisure activities, art forms, and industries found in that country and post their research to their blogs.


Resource Links:
Graphic Map com Clipart
CTV Olympics
Countries Vancouver 2010 Olympics
Explore Countries of the World
Cultural Profiles of Countries of the World
CIA The World Factbook
LeaderPost Olympics