Instructional Video

The Ancient Origins of the Olympics

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Whether or not it is an Olympic year, young athletes will be inspired by this brief, animated history of the Olympics and the Olympic motto, "Citius, Altius, Fortius." 

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Instructional Ideas
  • The resource would work best as an introduction to a more in-depth study of the Olympics
Classroom Considerations
  • Preview the video to determine its suitability to your classroom
  • The resource includes the short, animated video, an eight questions check for understanding, links to additional resources about the Olympic Games, and a guided discussion question
  • The lack of depth makes the video appropriate only as an introduction to the Olympics