Monday, February 15, 2010

TEST YOUR OLYMPICS IQ WITH FREE ONLINE TRIVIA GAME

If your like most families you have been watching the Olympics over the past few days and cheering your favorite athletes on. The Educators at Commonwealth Connections Academy (CCA) are offering families a fun, free, online Olympics-themed trivia game to help kids and their families gear up for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games.

Students of all ages – and their parents – can play the Connections Academy Quiz Bowl Trivia Challenge, Olympics Edition, and then challenge their friends.

The Olympics Edition is available to the public and is inspired by Connections Academy’s year-long Quiz Bowl Challenge – a popular activity designed to educate and recognize Connections Academy students during the school year and one of the many clubs and activities students at the virtual school enjoy.

“Play” online, or download a printable version by visiting www.caquizbowl.com.

SAMPLE QUESTIONS

1. Which of the following is not a color found on the five rings in the Olympic symbol?

a. purple

b. green

c. blue

d. red

2. Which sport involves sliding a 42 lb. stone across ice towards a colored target?

a. skiing

b. bobsledding

c. curling

d. skating

3. The first Olympic Games were held in:

a. Athens.

b. Sparta.

c. Pompeii

d. Olympia

Answers: 1 – a, 2 – c, 3 – d

About Connections Academy

Connections Academy is a leading national provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual public K-12 schools operated in partnership with charter schools, school districts, and state departments of education. Connections Academy schools deliver top quality, personalized education for students that combines certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences to create a supportive and successful environment for children who want an individualized approach to education. In Connections Academy's Personalized Performance Learning® approach, students use daily lesson plans and curriculum materials provided by Connections Academy. Teachers develop a learning plan for each student, utilizing a proprietary, web-based Learning Management System to deliver, track, and administer the learning. In 2009-10 Connections Academy expects to serve students through public school programs in Arizona, California (Southern and Central), Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Not all of these schools offer the full range of K-12 grades. Connections Academy also serves K-12 students from anywhere in the country through its private virtual school, National Connections Academy.

For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit www.ConnectionsAcademy.com.

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