Origin of the Modern Olympic Games

Middle schoolers compare and contrast ancient and modern Olympic games. For this study of cultures and writing lesson, students brainstorm examples of "traditions", then view video clips and read articles about the origin of the Olympics. Middle schoolers compare and contrast elements of the ancient and modern Olympic Games, then write a persuasive essay including recommendations for changes that could be made to the games or ceremonies currently included in the Olympics.

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Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Economics & Business
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Instructional Strategy
Research
Technology
Audio
Video