Trivia Game about the Olympics is a Fun, Free, Educational Activity for Students of All Ages












Baltimore, MD, (Vocus) August 18, 2008 -

Connections Academy, leading virtual public school, announced today the release of its latest Quiz Bowl Challenge – a timely educational activity packed with trivia about the Olympics. The special edition is available to the public at http://www.CAquizbowl.com.

“With the start of school right around the corner, it’s a good idea to re-introduce some educational practices and trivia quiz games are a great choice,” commented Michael Evans, Curriculum Specialist and Coordinator of Clubs and Activities for the free online school. “At Connections Academy, we recognize the value of infusing learning with fun – especially at this time of year. Our Quiz Bowl Challenge helps awaken reasoning and problem solving skills while celebrating the Games in Beijing.”

The Connections Academy Quiz Bowl is a favorite of Connections Academy students and one of the many activities the school offers students enrolled in the innovative virtual public school. Other popular clubs and activities include the chess club, debate team, the Pens & Lens literary publication, the school newspaper, The Monitor, and many more.

Sample Questions

In what year were the first recorded ancient Olympic Games held?

70,000 BC
7000 BC
776 BC (ANSWER)
4 BC

What did the winner of each event receive in the ancient Olympics?

a gold medal
an olive wreath to wear on his head (ANSWER)
a chariot full of prizes
a certificate and a piece of gold

What is the percentage of actual gold in a gold medal?

1%
20% (ANSWER)
50%
100%

Connections Academy is a leading national operator of high-quality, tuition-free, highly accountable virtual public schools. Serving students in kindergarten through 12th grade, the Internet school program serves a wide range of students, including those who are significantly ahead or behind in the classroom; students who benefit from highly individualized instruction; or who want a flexible school schedule. The school also appeals to previously home-schooled students and students who, for a variety of reasons, are better served outside the traditional classroom.

Connections Academy virtual public schools combine state-certified teachers, a standards-aligned curriculum, unique technology tools, an extensive selection of clubs and community experiences to create an individualized alternative to the bricks-and-mortar classroom.

Enrollment for Connections Academy is going on now. Families interested in free online school with some similarities to home schooling, but with the support of state-certified teachers and the accountability of public education are encouraged to learn more at http://www.ConnectionsAcademy.com


About Connections Academy

Connections Academy is a leading national provider of high quality, highly accountable virtual public schools in thirteen states 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 unique Personalized Performance Learning┬« approach, students use daily lesson plans and curriculum materials provided by Connections Academy. Teachers develop a learning plan for each student, whose progress is tracked through a proprietary, web-based Learning Management System. In 2008-09 Connections Academy will serve students in Arizona, California (Southern and Central), Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri (through the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program), Nevada, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Wisconsin. In 2008-09 Connections Academy will offer grades K through 12, though some schools do not offer all grades. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit http://www.ConnectionsAcademy.com

CONTACT:

Allison Bazin

Connections Academy Public Relations

(609) 247-0275

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