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The Olympics Return Home
Learners compare the ancient Olympic Games with the modern version of the event. They study the history of the Games and observe how they have changed through time.
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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
New Review Learn from the Past, Create the Future: Inventions and Patents
3D printers, selfie sticks, smart watches. GPS, self-driving cars, YouTube. Imagine life without inventions. Believe it or not, these items were all invented in the last 10 years. Inventions, and the inventors responsible for them, are...
3rd - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Special Olympics Volleyball Coaching Guide: Teaching Volleyball Skills
From warm-up routines and stretches to skill progressions and passing drills, this is an absolute must-have resource for coaches teaching volleyball to a group of learners with diverse needs and skills.
4 mins 6th - 12th Physical Education CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Push and Pull Factors and Human Rights
What factors might make a person want to emigrate from their home country? What factors might make a person want to immigrate to a new country? Class members study the various waves of immigration to the US, looking at data about the...
8th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Reading Strategies for the Social Studies Class
Word splashes, read-draw-talk-write activities, exhibits. Middle schoolers use the Storypath approach to a unit study of America's concerns during the Cold War and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Teams organize a 21st century world's fair,...
6th - 8th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Who are the major candidates and where do they stand?
Who were the candidates in the 2008 US Presidential election and where did they stand on important issues? Use a resource that offers an opportunity to go back in time and examine candidates and issues involved in that election year.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Go For the Gold! For Grades 6-8
Students research the history of the Olympic Games and write a research paper on their topic. In this historical research lesson, students read articles about the history of the Olympics. They are assigned a sport to research and write...
5th - 7th English Language Arts