page is devoted to The Olympic Games where the world's greatest athletes
gather around the world to represent their countries. The Olympic
Games create a wonderful opportunity to teach our students in unique
and interesting ways.
2010 | Olympic History I Lesson Plans
I Other Resources
Ancient Greeks - Learn about the everyday Ancient Greek
world, find out what it was like to grow up in Athens or Sparta, learn
more about Greek culture, gods, and heroes, and of course, do take
a look at the Olympic Games.
Trek - Greece - Your destination is Greece in this online
world tour, where students will learn about the history of Greece,
take a guided tour through its myths, and find research starters for
the Olympic Games.
Olympics Memorable Moments - The legends and foibles
of the Winter Olympics
A guide to the history, symbols, and issues of the Olympic Games.
Through Time - Includes prehistory, antiquity, and revival.
is the History and Meaning of the Olympics? - Essay by
a sixth grade student.
Olympic Lesson Plans
Are you looking for Olympic-themed lesson plans to use
in your classroom? Search no further! Look below for official
Olympic lesson plans developed by Griffin Publishing Group and
Olympic Games Lesson Plans - Let the Games Begin - Let the Learning
Begin! - from the Games in Torino, Italy
Olympics Across The Curriculum
Eventhough these resources were developed around the time of the
2004 Olympic Games in Athens, and you can find several learning
resources to explore the theme in this teaching guide. Try mapping
exercises, creating your own reading olympics, learning about mythology,
responding through writing exercises, and more--very creative suggestions
Measure of Greatness
- Lesson plan from Education World in which students participate
in a variety of Olympic-type activities involving measurement.
– Activities Integrating Mathematics and Science On the
Olympics...These are in .pdf format (need Acrobat Reader)
Olympics - provides a set of activities in which
students participate in several classroom "Olympic-type"
events where they will apply measurement skills. Grade K-3.
Olympics - is a series of four activities that
deal with some of the properties of water. The activities are
short and may be done one at a time or all together in an "olympic"
format. The activities can be used as an introduction to a water
Olympics - is a set of activities
in which students become familiar with metric units by estimating
and measuring in a "Metric Olympic" setting. Grade
Path of the Athlete - Learn which flags belong to which
participating country, choose foods for the athletes, decide which
training materials each different sport should use, compete in a downhill
slalom race, and then take their position at the winner's podium in
this interactive set of Olympic learning games.
Your Event Ticket - The events are almost underway...
How would your students like to attend the Winter Olympic Games? Which
events would they choose to attend? Have them design their own event
ticket, based upon a selected event, and addressing the elements of
crossword Puzzle: Olympic Sports
Go for the Gold Cyberhunt
Learning Olympics Alphabet Hunt
Rings Report -
Do your students know what the five Olympic rings stand for? Have
them do the research on history, color, etc., adding their own illustrations
using this student report template.
Olympic Internet Scavenger Hunt
do you know about the Ancient Olympics? Visit the web sites listed
and then answer the questions to learn more about them.
Trivia - Choose
the Olympic year and a new trivia item appears every ten seconds.
Theme from KidsKonnect....some good resources, but the music....
Flag to color - to print out
Crossword - to print out
Quiz - to
the Flag online
Ideas - A collection of Olympic Links for r teachers
and students; categories include information for the 2006 games, history
of the Olympics, winter Olympic sports, information on Torino, games,
teacher resources, and more.