Olympic History

Our Olympic History lesson plan teaches students about the history of the Olympics, including its origins and the differences between the ancient games and the modern Olympics. Students complete an activity in which they imagine the Olympics are coming to their city and design advertisement for them.

Our Olympic History lesson plan introduces students to the history of the Olympics, its origins, and the differences between the ancient Olympic Games and the modern games. Many students become interested in the Olympics, especially if they participate in one of the Olympic sports, or they may simply enjoy the ceremonies, activities and other events related to the games. During this lesson, students are asked to use their creativity and work with a partner to plan an Olympic City or a brochure encouraging people to come to the Olympics, including information from the lesson. Students are also asked to complete a chart comparing information about the Ancient and Modern Olympics, demonstrating their understanding of how the games have changed over the years.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to identify the origin of the Olympics, compare ancient games with modern games, and list other important facts about the history of the Olympics.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.4.3.6, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.5.3.5, CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.6.4.5.9

 

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subject

Social Studies, Video

grade-level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    08/06/2021
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    12/18/2020
    Jennifer P.
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    Olympic History

    This is an amazing piece of work! I used it in my virtual Physical Education class and had a great response! Thank you for a very well put together lesson!

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    Belinda F.
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    Olympic History

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    Olympic History

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