Thematic Units - The Summer Olympics

The Summer Olympics

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Lesson Plans & Activities

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The Teacher's Corner Resources Printable Olympic Worksheets & Ideas for UseGrades Various
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The Teacher's Corner Resources Printable Olympics Puzzle Worksheets Grades Various
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The Teacher's Corner Resources Letter Recognition Grades Kindergarten
This is a fun way for students to practice their letters. Make paper gold medals for each letter for each child. Child is to watch teacher make the letter and then write the letter. The teacher can trace the letter on the child's back to help the child remember how to make the letter. Is a fun game and everybody "wins" a gold medal for each letter
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The Teacher's Corner Resources World Geography Bulletin Board Grades Any
This is a great bulletin board for both the Olympics and beginning of the year. Place a map of the world up on one bulletin board. Because of the Olympic's start date, this is a great bulletin board to start the year. Follow the newspaper as the Olympics are going on and place either a yellow (gold), silver, or red (bronze) thumb tack in the places that received 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. You can even have the students graph the results as they come in! You can create long-term projects by students picking a country of their choice, and doing a report. It also helps to study the different countries of the world!
Submitted by: Jaime Boyce- Special Education Teacher [email protected]

A Measure of Greatness Grade K-5
Students participate in a variety of Olympic-type activities involving measurement.

Ancient Greece Cyber Hunt Grades Intermediate
Students are provided with questions and web sites to learn more about the Ancient Olympics.

Athletes are What They Eat Grade Intermediate
Lead your students on a cyber-search to learn about how the body works, from strong muscles to good nutrition. (This lesson refers to previous Olympics but can be used for the 2008 games.)

Classroom Olympic Activities Grades Lower Primary
A great collection of resources.

Education World Grades Various
"As the Games begin, Education World offers you ten gold-medal lessons about the Summer Olympics. Included: Activities that involve students in creating time lines and graphs, writing biographies of famous Olympians, and much more!" (This site is from the last summer games but still contains some great resources.)

Enchanted Learning
This site offers tremendous resources.

Fractions in the Olympics Grades 4-6
This game encourages children to add unit fractions with the same or different denominators.

Gateway to the Summer Games Grades Intermediate
"Are you looking for Olympic-themed lesson plans to use in your classroom? Search no further!" (This site is from the last summer games but still contains some great resources.)

Hour of the Olympics
A complete unit that accompanies Mary Pope Osborne's book. Includes vocabulary, questions, and activities.

Learning From the Past Grades 6-8
Students will compare and contrast the modern and ancient Olympic Games. Students will consider how people use ideas from the past to enrich the present.

Make Your Own Olympics Grades Various
You can easily create your own backyard Olympic games! Make fun events for your family or invite the whole neighborhood to participate. The best part is, you don't have to be a world-class athlete to participate in these Olympic games.

Nursery Rhyme Olympics Grades PreK
Students play games based on nursery rhymes and the Olympics.

Olympic Biographies Grade 3-8
Students create a book of biographies of profiling famous past Olympic athletes.

Olympic Curriculum Guide Grade K-12
A great collection of Olympic resources that you can search.

Olympic Graphs Grades 6-12
Students create graphs comparing present and past winning results (points or times) of various Olympic sports. (This lesson refers to previous Olympics but can be used for the 2008 games.)

Olympic Symbols Grades All
Students will learn about the Olympic torch, the Olympic rings and the Olympic medals, and design the back of an Olympic medal. (This lesson refers to previous Olympics but can be used for the 2008 games.)

Olympic Trivia Challenge Grades 6-12
Students work in small groups to find fascinating facts about the Summer Olympic Games and Olympic history. (This lesson refers to previous Olympics but can be used for the 2008 games.)

Olympics Art Fun Grades PreK-2
Students create medals, Olympic rings, and torches using common materials.

Olympics Quest
Congratulations...Your team has been hired by our committee to determine the best site to hold the next Summer or Winter Olympic Games. Our panel of judges will assess your committee's site selection based on your ability to assure them of the suitability of the location based on climate, geography, politics, economics, history and lore of the area.

Olympic Time Lines Grades 3-12
Students use library or online sources to create time lines of various events that took place during the modern Olympic Games.

Olympic Torch Concentration Puzzle
A fun online game for your students. (Let students know how to handle the pop-up add on this site.)

Preschool Olympic Theme Grade PreK
A collection of activities to use with preschool-aged children.

So You Want to Compete in the Olympics? A WebQuest Grades 3-12
The International Olympic Committee has decided to hold a Junior Olympics during the next Summer Olympic Games. The committee has invited students from around the world to form teams and participate in that event. You and other students in your class hope to try out for the Junior Olympics, but first you have to plan how you will prepare for the competition.

Summer Olympic Events Grades GR Level H
Teaching aids and lesson plans based on a booklet explaining the Summer Olympic events downloadable in PDF format.

The Ancient Olympics Grades 3-8
Introduce your students to the fascinating world of Ancient Greece by studying the Olympic Games, then and now. Sponsored by Scholastic.

Track a Sport Grades 6-12
Students track the results of various sports during the Olympic Games.

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Web Sites (Olympic and Culture)

Ancient Greece
Learn about the history of Greece.

Enchanted Learning
This site offers tremendous resources.

FactMonster
This site contains almost every Olympic resource you and your students will need for the 2012 Games.

Go For the Gold
The Olympic Games student activities - sponsored by Scholastic.

International Olympic Committee
Official site of the International Olympic Committee.

London 2012
The official site of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Torch Relay
Learn about the relay. This could become a great mapping activity for students.

Sports and Olympic Games Coloring Pages
Enjoy free Sports and Olympic Games Coloring Pages suitable for toddlers, preschool and kindergarten.

United States Olympic Committee Online
"Official site of the USOC. A great place to follow the Olympic Trials.

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Books

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