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Olympic Games Lesson Plans
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Olympics Teacher Resources
Summer Olympics Internet Scavenger Hunt - Have you ever been on one
using the Internet? In this activity, students will participate in an
Internet scavenger hunt as they search for the answers to questions about
the 2004 Summer Olympics.
Day at the Ancient Olympics- "Students explore an online resource
and learn how athletes from different ancient Greek city-states would
behave at the Olympic Games."
the History, Purpose and Values of the Olympic Games - The Olympic
Games are the world's largest exhibition of athletic skill and competitive
spirit. They are also displays of nationalism, commerce and politics.
These two opposing elements of the Olympics are not a modern invention,
but date back to ancient times. In this four-week project, students will
examine the conflict between the Olympic movement's ideals and the economic
and political events that impact the Games.
Physical Ed.: Sports and Activities
- Fun and Unique Sports
- Great Group Activities
PE: Activity Performance and Forms
- Great PE Helpers
- Super Ideas
PE Form Set
- Go Team
USA! - The Franklin Institute Spotlight falls on topics that may interest
science educators and science enthusiasts alike. Each Spotlight story
incorporates outside Web resources into a conceptual package that may
be useful in a science classroom or just fun to explore at home.
Olympics - Elementary students use friendly competition with olympics-type
awards to increase their keyboarding skills.
in the Olympics- "To provide practice in adding fractions with
like and unlike denominators."
Twain Olympics - The purpose of this activity is to use the Olympic
Theme to promote an "all school" interdisciplinary event as a culmination
of the school year.
- Olympic Counting - I watched
the Olympic Games on TV and saw those great athletes who had exercised
their muscles and practiced so long to be good enough to join in the Olympic
- Olympic Curriculum
Guide- A series of lessons from the Amateur Athletic Foundation's
Learn & Play Olympic Sports Curriculum Guide.
Field Day - The purpose of this event is to provide a theme-based
field day every four years that helps celebrate the Summer Olympics.
Games for Kids- This is an opportunity for young children to get acquainted
with the Olympic Games, but most importantly the central message during
the activities is one of friendship and peace.
Leaders- "Each student will research the accomplishments of one
- Olympic Mascots
- Students will learn about Olympic mascots, what factors are considered
in their design and selection, and then create their own Olympic mascot.
- Olympic Training
Center- "How can biomechanics help an athlete?"
of the Modern Summer Games - Students will compare and contrast the
modern and ancient Olympic Games.
Anthem - They use the melody of America/"My Country 'Tis of Thee"
to cooperatively brainstorm and write their own
town or school anthem.
- The purpose is to provide a developmentally appropriate field day experience
for all children while targeting peace education and environmental awareness
Rhyme Olympics- "To create games for young children to play based
on the current unit and learn about the Olympic games at the same time."
Are the Modern Olympics?- "Students will learn about the history
of the Modern Olympic Games."
Olympic Games Project- To have students learn about the Winter Olympic
Games by tracking a particular event.
Olympic History Year By Year- "Historic stats about the Winter
Olympic Games provide the data. Students create the chart. Teaching master
a Letter to Jesse Owens- "Student will learn about the accomplishments
of Jesse Owens."