(NOTE: Instead of creating a new post for each Super Bowl, I’m just updating and revising this original post every year)
Friday is one of the days my Intermediate English class spends a period in the computer lab, and I thought it would be a good opportunity for them to spend a few minutes learning about the Super Bowl (which is being played on Sunday).
Here are my picks for The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn About The Super Bowl:
The great site ELLO (which is on The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners list) has a number of Super Bowl-related online activities on their page called Super Bowl Sunday.
ESL Pod also has a short report on Super Bowl Sunday, though it doesn’t have audio.
The New York Times has a neat feature that talks about the ads played during the game. You can see some of the most famous ones at the site.
Super Bowl Entertainment is a slideshow from TIME Magazine about the history of half-time shows during the Super Bowl.
Brainpop has an excellent introduction to American Football. However, you have to have a subscription or sign-up for a free trial in order to view it.
CNBC has a slideshow on the economic effects of the Super Bowl.
MSNBC has a slideshow on Fans Enjoying The Super Bowl.
MSNBC also has a slideshow on the Super Bowl Rings that players in the game receive.
MSNBC shows some of the most famous Super Bowl commercials from past games.
Also from The Wall Street Journal, a Super Bowl Ad Poll. Watch the ads from today’s game and vote for which ones you think were the best.
MSNBC shares the Ten Worst Super Bowl Ads.
Here’s a slideshow of fans enjoying various Super Bowls over the years.
Here’s a website full of lesson plans — Using Super Bowl Ads In The Classroom.
5 Ways to Teach the Super Bowl are some excellent lesson ideas from The New York Times.
etrade’s “Talking Baby” commercials during the Super Bowl are famous annual events. Now you and your students can create their own talking babies by either using the text-to-speech feature or recording their own voices. Their creations can be posted on a student/teacher website.
Super Bowl Stadiums is a slideshow from TIME Magazine about…all the stadiums that have hosted Super Bowls.
The Making Of The Super Bowl Footballs is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.
Here’s an infographic comparing the costs of the Super Bowl with what it will take to help Haiti.
Sean Banville has a listening exercise for ELL’s on the game.
TIME has videos of what they think are the Top Ten Moments In Super Bowl History.
Here’s another interactive showing 25 of the most memorable commercials from the game.
TIME Magazine picks The Best and Worst Super Bowl Commercials 2010.
TIME also picks Top 10 Superbowl Ads of the Decade.
The Wall Street Journal also has a collection of Super Bowl Ads 2010.
The NFL has a very complete multimedia history of the Super Bowl.
CBS News has a simple, though not quite up-to-date, interactive on previous Super Bowls.
The Associated Press has a good interactive on the game and its history.
Super Bowl Legends is a slideshow from TIME magazine.
Super Bowl’s Most Memorable Ads is a Wall Street Journal video.
Here’s a video about Animal Planet’s “Puppy Bowl.”
Top 10 most viral Super Bowl commercials of all time is from CBS News.
NBC has a collection of 2012 Super Bowl commercials.
Behind the Scenes at Puppy Bowl VIII is a New York Times slideshow.
The Wall Street Journal has its annual interactive review of Super Bowl 2012 ads, where you can watch and rate them.
The Washington Post has a similar collection of ads.
Best Super Bowl Commercials is from The L.A. Times.
The Associated Press has published a nice interactive on the Super Bowl, and it includes a video teaching the basics of football to people who know nothing about it.
Seven Super Bowl Lesson Plans and Resources for the Classroom is from Edutopia.
Here’s a good infographic on the history of football, though I wish it hadn’t been produced by a gambling company:
Watch Super Bowl XLVII TV commercials: 2013 winners, losers (VIDEO) is from The Washington Times.
Super Bowl’s Greatest Commercials is from CBS.
Are You Feeling This Year’s Super Bowl Commercials? [VIDEO] is from The Urban Daily.
A History Of Super Bowl Halftime Shows is a slideshow from TIME.
The Wall Street Journal always has a well-done collection and online viewer-rating system for Super Bowl commercials, and it’s already in operation at their Super Bowl Ads 2013 page.
Super Bowl Ads: Readers React is from The New York Times.
The Least Happy Jamaican: On Volkswagen’s Super Bowl Commercial
If the links on my “The Best..” list aren’t enough for you, Cybrary Man’s Football Page will certainly satisfy your appetite.