Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the 2036 Olympics. Well, sort of. Following the national AP Exam, students in Mrs. Roisman’s AP Human Geography class were assigned a project with the objective of convincing the Olympic Committee, also known as Mrs. Roisman, to put the 2036 Summer Olympics in their assigned city.
“I have [my students complete the Olympics project] instead of a final exam. It represents everything we’ve studied all year,” Mrs. Roisman said. “If you think about what we studied all year, economically and politically, it’s all [in the project].”
The four cities assigned were Mumbai, India; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cape Town, South Africa and Mexico City, Mexico. Once assigned, students had to research their city to provide enough evidence that their city was eligible to host. This included finding venues to support each sport, providing housing and amenities to the athletes, figuring out transportation and raising enough money to fund it. They also had to decorate the classroom and bring in a snack from their respective country for the class to share.
“I really liked the Olympics project because it was a fun way to show the information I learned throughout the year,” freshman Andrew Dieppa said.