Comparing the Ancient and Modern Olympics: A Venn Diagram
Pupils compare and contrast today's Olympic Games to those held in ancient Greece. They read newspapers, conduct Internet research, watch TV coverage of current Olympic Games and organize their findings on a Venn diagram.
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