Nationalism and the Olympics

Students identify how politics and nationalism have affected the Olympic Games. In this nationalism lesson, students discuss reasons why athletes want to participate in the Olympics. Students watch a video about Olympic symbols. Additionally, students discuss problems that have come about in the past from strong feelings of nationalism. In groups, students discuss whether intense nationalism is a problem in the Olympics.

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Resource Details

Grade
6th - 8th
Subjects
Social Studies & History
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Resource Type
Lesson Plans
Duration
45 mins
Instructional Strategy
Discussion
Technology
Video