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131 reviewed resources for summer olympics

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Origin of the Modern Summer Games

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Where did the Olympic Summer Games originate? The class takes a look at ancient origins of modern Olympic games. They research the Olympics and write a compare and contrast essay that describes how the Olympic Games have changed since...
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Classroom Olympics

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
As the Summer Olympics are approaching, incorporate Olympic-type games into the classroom. From straw javelin to cotton ball shot put, these games are sure to keep leaners engaged. The best part is that there is math involved! Pupils...
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Summer Olympic Sports Word Scramble

For Students 3rd - 5th
Let the games begin! Pupils unscramble 15 different words related to summer Olympic sports. A great addition to your unit on the Olympic games.
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The Olympics: Then and Now

For Students 3rd Standards
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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How Fast is Usain Bolt?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Revisit the 2012 Summer Olympics by having seventh graders calculate the unit rate sprinting speed of the 100-meter gold medal winner. 
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Cartoons for the Classroom: China, Tibet, and the Olympics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
Political tensions have surrounded the Olympics for centuries; take a look back at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics with this political cartoon analysis learning exercise. Background information gives learners context regarding Tibetan...
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Where in the World?

For Students 5th Standards
Learners practice reading a chart with information about where the Olympic Games have been held since 1994. Then, they answer questions by pulling explicit information from the chart. A key at the bottom of the chart indicates Winter...
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The Legacy of the Olympics: Economic Burden or Boon?

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Do the economic benefits of major sporting events such as the Olympics or the World Cup outweigh the expected costs? Using fundamental economic terms, discover the explicit and implicit costs and benefits for countries that host these...
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Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The Olympics are about more than sports—at times, the games are also a place of racism and prejudice! Pupils investigate the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. They analyze the meaning behind the materials included in the United States...
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1988 Summer Olypmics

For Teachers 5th - 6th
Students research the Olympic Games and focus on the 1988 summer Olympics in Korea. In this Olympic Games lesson, students make a collage of sports pictures and a web of sports in the summer Olympics. Students complete related worksheets...
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Summer Olympic Sports Word Search

For Students 3rd - 5th
From archery to judo to swimming, students peruse a word find in search of Olympic-themed words. Review the list of words with the class prior to distributing.
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Political Events and Summer Olympic Games

For Teachers 5th - 7th
During an Olympics year, the world joins together to celebrate athleticism, patriotism, and history. Learn about the Olympiads of the 20th century with a research project in which groups research one year's Olympic Games. They note the...
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The Olympics: Then and Now

For Students 2nd - 4th Standards
Go for the gold with a worksheet that focuses on the Olympics! Pupils respond to an informational text presented through charts, then answer four multiple choice questions, and one short answer question. 
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Summer Olympics: Crossword

For Students 4th - 6th
In this summer Olympics activity, students fill in a crossword answering questions about the summer Olympics. Students fill in 35 questions.
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Olympics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Are the Olympic Games a benefit for their host countries and cities? Scholars decide for themselves in preparation for a class debate or discussion. After reading a brief background and overview of the topic, pupils read the top three...
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Olympic Sports Coloring Activity

For Teachers 2nd - 3rd
In this Olympic sports worksheet, students color the spaces according to the color chart to learn the various summer Olympic sports. Students color 8 colors.
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The Olympics

For Teachers 6th - 9th
Students will research the geography and designa route form Columbia SC to an olympic competition, then follow local news and current events to track team perfomance.
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Harnessing the Olympic Spirit

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Use the energy and excitement of the 2014 Winter Olympics to motivate your class to research and write.
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Olympic Mascots - and Mash-Ups

For Students 5th - 8th
The Learning Network has formulated a fill-in the blank worksheet to go along with the New York Times article "Olympic Mascots Inspire Imitations". While the topic is not entirely about physical education, this article could be used for...
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Olympics (Grade 4)

For Teachers 4th - 5th
Students research information about the current Olympic research. In this Olympic research lesson, students take a pre-test to determine their knowledge about the current Summer Olympics. They choose one of three areas to research and...
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Summer Olympics Crossword Puzzle

For Students 3rd - 6th
In this Summer Olympics crossword puzzle worksheet, students use the 15 clues to identify the correct terms that will solve the crossword puzzle.
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Summer Olympics Crossword

For Students 2nd - 6th
In this summer Olympics worksheet, students fill in words that have to do with the summer Olympics in this crossword. Students fill in 24 words.
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Summer Olympic Rhymes

For Students 2nd - 4th
In this Summer Olympics rhyming instructional activity, students read 15 incomplete rhymes. Students use their language skills to finish each of the rhymes.
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Windy City tries for 2016 Olympics

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students collect background information about costs of hosting Olympics, prepare presentation about Chicago's bid to host 2016 Summer Olympics, debate pros and cons of going to Chicago, and present findings to classmates.

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