Questions, Pictures, and Facts!

At the beginning of the month I shared some of my favourite LiD tips from early-LiD implementor and trainer Linda Holmes’s website.  These “tips” are ways students can keep exploring their LiD topics when feeling “stuck” or lacking ideas. Luckily, Linda has many more resources that can help us keeping the topic engaging for students. Today, I want to share some of the “Pictures, Facts, and Questions” from her website.

I didn’t know where to begin, so I decided to focus on topics that start with the letter O… because it’s October. The first topic I selected was “oceans,” but on Linda’s website, you can find pictures, facts, and questions for many, many, many more topics!

  • Oceans

Facts: Oceans are large bodies of saline (salt) water. From the largest to the smallest oceans – they are the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern (Antarctic) and Arctic oceans. Oceans cover around 70% of the Earth’s surface. The largest ocean on Earth, the Pacific Ocean, covers around 30% of the Earth’s surface. The Pacific Ocean contains around 25000 different islands; many more than are found in Earth’s other oceans. The Pacific Ring of Fire, a large number of active volcanoes, surrounds the Pacific Ocean.


  • How do ocean tides happen?
  • What are seas?
  • Where is the deepest point in the oceans?

And if you need more ideas, why not to try the Tip of the week number 2!

Does your topic have colours or shades associated with it? Which colour(s) are most seen in your topic?

  • Olympic Games

Facts: The original Olympic games were held from 776 B.C. until 396 A.D., and were a celebration for the Greek god, Zeus. It wasn’t until 1894 when a French educator, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, suggested the revival of the ancient games. The Olympics were originally held every 4 years until 1994, at which point the Winter and Summer Games began alternating every 2 years. No country in the Southern Hemisphere has ever hosted the Winter Games.


  • What 3 continents have never hosted an Olympics?
  • Where were the first modern Olympics held?
  • Why do they have the colors they do?

What about answering the Tip of the week number 36?

What images (picture, signs, logos) represent your topic? Can you collect images to share?

I am looking forward to hearing back from you about your favourite topics, questions, facts, and tips. Enjoy exploring your LiD topic!

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