The Ancient Greek Olympics Part 1: No Fighting Allowed One of the more stunning true stories about ancient Greece was that during the Olympic Games, all fighting stopped. No matter how long or how fierce a battle had raged, every soldier in the battlefield put down his weapons and traveled to Olympia, there to compete in athletic games designed to honor Zeus and the other Greek gods. For seven days before and seven days after (and for the period of the Games, of course), no fighting was allowed. It was considered disrespectful to the gods.
The Ancient Olympic Games When were the first Olympic Games? The first known Olympic Games was recorded in around 776 BC in Olympia, Greece. They were celebrated until 396 AD. What events took place in the Ancient Olympic Games? The Ancient Olympic Games consisted of only one race, the "stade" race, which was the length of the stadium and between 180 and 240 metres long (we don't know for sure).
You are a Corinthian! As a coastal city-state, you have a glorious history as a cultural and trade center. Although your schools are not as fine, perhaps, as those of Athens, you have been educated in the arts and the sciences. As a child, you were taught at home by your mother, or by a male slave. From age 7-14, you attended a day school near your home where you memorized poetry and studied drama, public speaking, reading, writing, math, and the flute.
The Assignment Pick a shape for a Greek Vase, add a design, and learn as much as you can about ancient Greek CULTURE in the process. The Twist Before you begin this assignment, DRAW NAMES (yes, like you did in grade school on the holidays.) You will give your finished product to the person in your class whose name you selected.
2012 Olympic Sports | 2012 Olympic Venues | Symbols of the Olympic Games The build up to the 2012 London Olympics provides an excellent opportunity to engage students all round the world in learning about Britain and the countries within (England, Scotland and Wales). Below I have suggested some activity ideas for across the curriculum. Write rules for one of the sporting Events. Write a newspaper report on an event Find out about the rings and what they represent. ( worksheet ) ( website ) ( image )
Building Sustainable Communities: Placecheck www.geography.org.uk/download/GA_PRBSCPlacecheck.doc A useful tool for evaluating the urban environment is 'Placecheck'. This structured sequence of questions has been devised for use with community groups, however the first two parts are equally valid for use with young people.
The early Olympic Games were celebrated as a religious festival from 776 B.C. until 393 A.D., when the games were banned for being a pagan festival (the Olympics celebrated the Greek god Zeus). In 1894, a French educator Baron Pierre de Coubertin, proposed a revival of the ancient tradition, and thus the modern-day Olympic Summer Games were born. Host Greece won the most medals (47) at the first Olympic Summer Games in 1896 . The first Winter Olympic Games were held in Chamonix, France in 1924.