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History This Week: The Olympics!

Happy Monday! This week we have some resources on both the Olympics in Ancient Greece and the Winter Olympics starting on Friday. It has been fun to talk about the origins of the Olympics at home while we (Wei) color flags, make wreaths and discuss the original competitions. We hope you enjoy the following resources:

 

VIDEOS:

The Winter Olympics 2022 (for younger kids) by Alex Kids Video:

TED- Ed video: The ancient origins of the Olympics:

Prize amphora showing a chariot race – From the British Museum, take a close look at a Greek vase showing a chariot racer competing in the Olympics:

WEBSITES:

The Official Beijing Olympic Games

Beijing Olympic Games website for kids – An interactive website to learn about the mascots, sports and facts of the Olympic Games

Origins of the Olympic Oath

How did the Olympic Games Begin? – An interactive guide to the Ancient Olympic Games from the BBC. Learn about the different sporting events and see photos of the original sites of the games.

The Games at Olympia – From the British Museum, here’s the story of the Olympic Games.

Ride the Chariot – An online game.

Ancient Greek Olympics Q&A – Part of “Ask Mr. Donn About Ancient Greece.”


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