VAIL, Colorado—The 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships’ youngest fans now have another reason to get geared up for the races as the Youth Committee recently announced the launch of its 2015 Lesson Plan Resource Guide. The Guide is available for download online at vailbeavercreek2015.com/youth-zone.
Lesson plans geared toward K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 grade levels in a variety of subject areas. Available to schools throughout Colorado, the lesson plan resource guide will contribute to the education of more than 876,199 students throughout the state.
“The 2015-themed Lesson Plan Resource Guide is exciting for us for several reasons,” explained Ceil Folz, president of the Vail Valley Foundation and head of the 2015 World Championships Organizing Committee. “Not only is the Vail Valley Foundation always looking for new ways to enrich our local youth through our many projects and programs, but this Guide gives students throughout the state another chance to be a part of this prestigious international event. We hope these plans will allow Colorado’s teachers and students to not only feel excitement and pride for the event, but also provide them with the opportunity to learn valuable lessons via the Championships.”
The 2015 Youth Committee has been working with the Vail Valley community to develop programs and lesson plans that would tie the Championships to local children’s lives. Teachers across the state of Colorado have submitted lesson plans to give educators the opportunity to integrate the World Ski Championships theme into their instructional activities.
Teachers throughout Colorado were encouraged to submit lesson plans and activities to be considered for publication, with University of Denver PhD candidate and curriculum writer Jill McVey serving as the primary author.
The Guide incorporates lessons for preschool, elementary, middle, and high schools and covers a variety of academic disciplines, including language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies that can be applied to their daily academics.
Scheduled from February 2-15 of 2015, the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships in Vail and Beaver Creek are expected to showcase athletes from over 70 nations, with an estimated 750 million worldwide television viewers and an onsite media and broadcast entourage of approximately 1,500 members.