The Olympic Symbols

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Get into the Olympic spirit with a resource about the values and symbols of the Olympic Games. With sections about prominent images of the Olympics, including the flame and the interlocked rings, the packet supplies engaging information to prepare elementary and middle schoolers for the upcoming events.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Bring to a unit on ancient Greece, or when discussing the history of the Olympics
  • Choose excerpts to include in an informational reading assessment
  • Use during an Olympics year in conjunction with a school-wide Olympics event
  • Encourage pairs or groups to research aspects of the Olympics, using the packet as a potential source
Classroom Considerations
  • The font is light, but prints in black and white without problems
  • Packet contains informative passages, but no learner worksheets or activities beyond the extension suggestions
  • Provides extension activities and a selected bibliography
  • Each section includes interesting facts and connections to different concepts
  • None