2016 Olympic Summer Games: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Celebrate the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (August 5-21, 2016) with our activities, worksheets, reference materials, and lesson plans. Learn more about the history of this city and the Olympic Games.

These resources will help your students learn about past and present Olympic games, Olympic symbols and traditions, Brazilian history, and more. Plus, we have resources on the past political issues of the Olympic Games, information about gold medalists, and lessons incorporating the fun of the Olympic sporting events.

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    Instant Expert: Olympic Games

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    Southern Brazil

    Enhance your teaching materials with this clip art image illustrating South... read more

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    South America

    Enhance your teaching materials with this clip art image illustrating South... read more

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    Modern Olympic Symbols & Traditions

    Learn about the traditions and symbols of the Olympic Games. The motto, the... read more

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    Hispanic Rhythmic Patterns and Drums

    Use a music lesson that helps students understand drum rhythms, performing ... read more

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    Write a Letter to Jesse Owens

    Assuming the role of a fellow athlete, Nazi supporter or African-American, ... read more

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    Chart of Summer Olympic Games Statistics

    A chart showing the countries that have won the most medals at each Olympia... read more

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    Munich Massacre

    An article about the worst tragedy in modern Olympic history.... read more

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