First Olympic Games Teacher Resources
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Understanding the Modern Olympic Games
Do you know when and where the first Olympic Games were held? Do you know what each of the five rings in the Olympic symbol represent? Your pupils will learn about the birth and development of the modern Olympic Games, and will conclude...
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The Birth of the Ancient Games: The Olympics
This exercise includes a lengthy article on the history of the Olympics as well as a map of Ancient Greece. The last page includes 15 reading comprehension questions about the passage. A fairly thorough look at this topic - geared toward...
8th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Olympic Games: beyond the medals
Students are given a handout, "The Olympic Principles and Traditions." They read the handout and discuss how the principles and traditions relate to the Olympic Games today. Students complete a map of ancient Greece, identifying key...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
The Olympic Medal: It's All Greek to Us!
Students view a graphic of the Athens of 2004 Olympic medal. They discuss the symbols on the medal. Students view the "Greek Alphabet animation" and name the letters in the two Greek words on the medal, They transcribe Greek text by...
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History
Ancient Greece Predicting Outcomes
Sixth graders explore world history by utilizing a SMART board. In this Greek history instructional activity, 6th graders read different Ancient Greece scenarios and match them with a selection from a list of probable outcomes. Students...
6th Social Studies & History
Go For the Gold!: Ancient Olympics For Grades 4-8
Students create an ancient Greek newspaper with articles about the Olympics. They perform online research on the pentathalon. Students discuss present-day atheletes. They create a map of cities where the olympics were held.
4th - 8th Social Studies & History
Running Rings Around the Competition
students explore the debate behind Beijing's bid to host the 2008 Olympics from the perspectives of different groups involved. They then 'cast votes' as members of the International Olympic Committee as to which city should be chosen.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History