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A World of Difference

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Kids engage in a series of activities that ask them to consider differences and similarities in characteristics, both visible and invisible. With this new understanding, the class investigates the Special Olympics program and develops...
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Specialization and the Decathlon

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Michael Phelps, the economist? Scholars research the economic advantages of specializing in one kind of service, and how it relates to athletes doing the same in their respective sports. They evaluate absolute advantage, production, and...
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Special Olympics Young Athletes Activity Guide

For Teachers K - 3rd
From bunny hops and bridges to bean bag tosses and big ball catches, your activity toolkit will be overflowing with great new ideas for adaptive physical education!
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Special Olympics Volleyball Coaching Guide: Teaching Volleyball Skills

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
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.
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Olympic Opening Ceremonies

For Teachers K - 6th
Plan and play three days of Olympic games at your elementary school. This set of plans is based on the Winter Olympics. Pick and choose what you might use for your location, for the available space you have, for the different grade...
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Olympic Sports Multiple Choice Quiz

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Language learners match the name of 11 Olympic sports with a description of that sport. No answer key is provided.
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Olympic Sports Spelling Quiz

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Archerie, archery, arkhery, arhcery? Language learners are presented with the definition of various Olympic sports and challenged to select the correct spelling of the name of that sport. No answer key is provided.
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History of the Olympics

For Teachers 2nd - Higher Ed
Young scholars research the history of the Olympics. They compare their findings to the information found in the book Hour of the Olympics. They discuss and present the changes in the Olympic from ancient times to today.
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SO…What’s the Challenge?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Whose responsibility is it to protect equal rights? Class members engage in a series of activities that create awareness of the prejudice and intolerance persons with disabilities face. They then create a message addressed to their...
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Adapted Physical Education: Track and Field

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Here you'll find a list of ideas and activity descriptions for hosting an adaptive physical education or special olympics event. It includes the setting, rules, and pointers for over 10 different track and field activities.
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Suit Up—Science of the Winter Olympics

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
You are what you wear! Learn the complex design strategies that result in the competition clothing seen in the Olympics. Scientists consider the requirement of each sport, which typically results in resisting air drag. 
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Every Day Edit - Modern Olympic Games

For Students 3rd - 8th
In this everyday editing activity, learners correct grammatical mistakes in a short paragraph about the modern Olympic games. The errors range from punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and spelling.
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How Olympians Have Changed 1924-2014

For Teachers 4th - 10th
Why do Olympic athletes look so different now than in the first Winter Olympics? Discover the evolution of Olympian body types since the first games in 1924. Viewers will discover that Olympian body types began with the ideal athletic...
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Breaking News English: Beijing Olympics

For Students 5th - 10th
In this Beijing Olympics worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write,...
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Olympic Field Day

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students participate in a "mock" Olympics. They participate in field day type events, and have ceremonies/traditions as if they were in the Olympic games. Such traditions are: torch lighting, flags, songs, the Olympic Oath, and the...
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Olympic Field Day

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students participate in a school-wide "Olympics" complete with opening and closing ceremonies, class competitions, medals and more. Activities can vary depending on age and physical abilities.
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Mark Twain Olympics

For Teachers K - 5th
Students, during the last week of the year, are placed into 12 teams to represent countries of the world. All of students participate in a school-wide Olympics that involves 4 rounds of fun activities.
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Olympics in Ancient Greece

For Teachers 1st - 3rd
Students listen to background information about the origin of the Olympics and then discuss how they think the Olympic Games got its name. They then complete the activity sheets using drawing materials.
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Ancient Greeks Olympics and Olympians

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students examine the Ancient Greek Olympics and some of the important Olympians. They complete a word search puzzle and a quiz about the material taught in the lesson.
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Adaptive Sports and Recreational Games

For Teachers 5th - 12th
It's truly amazing how people with physical disabilities are able to find ways to overcome their impairments. Their tremendous perseverance is evident in this handout that describes the ways different sports, ranging from bowling...
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Will Smog be a Problem at the Olympic Games?

For Teachers 2nd - 6th
Students locate China on a world map, then read a news article about pollution in Beijing. In this current events lesson plan, the teacher introduces the article with a discussion about smog and a vocabulary activity, then students read...
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Unified Floor Hockey (Special Olympics)

For Teachers 4th - 5th
All levels of sports participants can play in a team sport. Working in teams, they participate in Unified Floor Hockey as a part of the Special Olympics sports program. They practice various skills associated with floor hockey and...
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Adapted Physical Education: Softball

For Teachers 3rd - 12th
Review adaptive physical education suggestions and standards for coaching the fundamentals of softball: base running, throwing, fielding, and hitting (batting). This outline provides ideas and progressions for developing softball skills,...
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Go for the Gold!

For Teachers K - 2nd
Young athletes practice various locomotor movements. They use locomotor skills as directed by the teacher to move between "Olympic rings" (hula hoops). Students participate in a discussion about Olympic events prior to playing the game.

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