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The Olympic Experience in the School: Grades 4-6


Explore the Olympic Games with lessons that cover all areas of the curriculum. Students become 'Olympic Scouts' who work their way through different tasks, culminating in a classroom Olympic Games.

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Explore the Olympic Games with lessons that cover all areas of the curriculum. Students become 'Olympic Scouts' who work their way through different tasks, culminating in a classroom Olympic Games.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580001182
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Resources, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: U. S. Olympic Curriculum Guide Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Unit Overview 4
The Olympic Experience: An Overview
Olympic Skills and Objectives
Olympic Bulletin Board Ideas
Olympic Scout Information
Olympic Passport
Olympic Passport Pages
Olympic Vocabulary
Olympic Trivia
Venue 1 The Olympic History and Traditions 14
The Ancient Olympic Games
An Olympic Invitation
Map of Ancient Greece
Games in the News
The Modern Games
Opening and Closing Ceremonies
Olympic Symbols and Traditions
The Spirit of Olympism
Medals and Rewards
Becoming a Host City
Olympic Poetry
Venue 2 The Olympic Spirit Throughout the World 29
Olympic Host Cities
The Countries of the Olympic Games
Country K-W-L
Research an Olympic Country
Olympic Cultural Summit
Brainstorming Problems and Solutions
Olympic-Sized Problems
Travel Itinerary
Graphing the Medals
What Is the Metric System?
Metric Games
Time Zones
Money Around the World
Olympic Cartoons
Venue 3 The Olympic Athlete and Olympic Sports 47
What Is an Olympic Athlete?
Famous Olympic Athletes
A Tale of an Athlete
Researching an Athlete
Olympic Hall of Fame
Obstacles to Success
Letter to an Olympic Athlete
Olympic Events
Comparing the Games
History of Olympic Sports
Create an Olympic Sport
Games on Ice
Who Is in First Place?
Venue 4 The Olympic Experience in Your School 62
The Olympic Experience
Creating a Team
Olympic Day Schedule
Athletic Olympic Event Descriptions
Athletic Olympic Event Student Sign-Up
Olympic Event Record Sheet
Academic Olympic Event
Academic Olympic Event Questions
Olympic Committees
Opening Ceremonies
Closing/Awards Ceremonies
Olympic News
Fine-Arts Festival
School Plan vs. Classroom Plan
Olympic Art Pages 94
Olympic Pictograms
Olive-Leaf Headbands
Olympic Medals
Olympic Ring
Olympic Torch
Olympic Flag
Olympic Certificate
World Map
Answer Key 94
Bibliography 96
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