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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    Worksheet

    Summer Olympic Games Alphabetical Order Activity

    Introduce Olympic events and sports vocabulary with this Summer Games alphabetizing activity. In thi... read more

    Mini-Lesson

    Instant Expert: Olympic Games

    Become an instant expert on the Olympic Games. Find motivational mini-lessons and the reference mate... read more

    Clip Art/Image

    Southern Brazil

    Enhance your teaching materials with this clip art image illustrating Southern Brazil (Southern Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay). read more

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    South America

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

    Article

    History of the Olympic Torch, Flame, and Relay

    Read about the history of the Olympic torch, flame, and relay. Since its debut in 1936, the torch re... read more

    Lesson

    Hispanic Rhythmic Patterns and Drums

    Use a music lesson that helps students understand drum rhythms, performing as a group, and improvisi... read more

    Lesson

    Write a Letter to Jesse Owens

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

    Article

    Olympic Games and Politics Research Questions

    The research questions that accompany the "Politics & the Olympic Games" lesson plan can also be use... read more

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