The Olympics: Then and Now

Just in time for the summer Olympics! Young readers compare and contrast the Olympics in present day to the Olympics 2,700 years ago. After reading about the history of the games, they respond to five questions based on what they read.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Encourage learners to highlight their answers within the text
  • Use the resource to accompany a study of the Olympics, or during a compare and contrast lesson
  • Have individuals use the information in the text to create a Venn diagram
Classroom Considerations

  • The passage is a 630L Lexile® reading level
Pros

  • Includes an answer key and reading passge
Cons

  • Some of the information on the sheet is out of date
Common Core