Instant Expert: Olympic Games

Become an instant expert on the Olympic Games. Find motivational mini-lessons and the reference material you need to introduce the history of the Olympic Games.
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Instant Expert: Olympic Games

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Eyewitness: Olympics
Reading Level
Get an exciting overview of the ancient games, the rebirth of the Olympic Games at the end of the 19th century, and a very brief history of the winter and summer games, all with spectacular photos of athletes and equipment. Eyewitness: Olympics

Modern Olympic Beginnings Mini-Lesson

Reading Level: Upper Elementary

Use this slideshow to introduce students to the beginnings of the modern Olympic Games. In this mini-lesson, students will learn when and how the modern Olympic Games began.


Eyewitness: Ancient Greece
Reading Level
Discover the lives of ancient Greeks—from their myths and gods to the first Olympics. This book provides an in-depth, comprehensive look at the history and culture of ancient Greece with a unique integration of words and pictures. Eyewitness: Ancient Greece
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