We are connecting our new focus of study in social studies to the Olympics. Students have to first find information about the words urban and rural. They may communicate their understanding by drawing pictures or writing words.
After they had found some information, they applied their new understanding to find connections between what they had learned and the Olympics. For example, they could search for information about Sochi and try to justify it as either urban or rural. They could also find the hometowns of some of the athletes who travelled to Sochi and decide whether they are rural or urban.