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Learners complete activities with Ask Magazine September 2008. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read articles about the Food Chain, First Olympics, Science of Smiling, Bees, and more. They answer comprehension questions, write a report, and discuss the articles.
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 locations in the story of the ancient Olympic Games. They analyze the contributions of ancient Greek society in helping to establish the foundations of the ancient Olympic Games.
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 identify Mt. Vesuvius, the first Olympics and Rome while completing the instructional activity.