Olympic Games fever! Apps, games and ideas With the London 2012 Olympic Games about to start, I could not escape Olympics fever. So I decided to collect some useful resources for the classroom. Games Word Hurdles is a simple sports vocabulary recognition game. Sports Mixer is a simple game in which you have to dress the character for a specific sport Sports Maze is a simple listening game to recognize names of sports Things for Sports is a game in which you have to identify sports equipment for different sports. Quizzes Project ideas Visuals Videos and animations London 2012 education programme has a collection of very interesting short videos Athletics is an animated text and quiz about the sport Other resources I am sure you will find interesting ways to use these materials!
How Olympic Locations Are Chosen | Go for the Gold Student Activity How the Olympic Locations are Chosen Every two years, cities around the world make bids to the International Olympic Commission (IOC) to host the Olympic Games. Originally most Olympics games, especially the Winter Olympics, were selected on the strength of being a popular place for winter sports like a ski resort. Any city that wants to host the Olympic Games puts in its name to the IOC and is considered an "Applicant City." 1) The city must prove that it is big enough to handle the Olympics. 2) The city needs to convince residents that the expenses of covering the Olympics (which may be covered by raising taxes) are worth it in city improvement and new jobs. 3) The cities needs to maintain a highly positive media exposure to carry the games. If the IOC decides that a city has fulfilled the three points above, the city is considered a "Candidate City" and goes into the second phase of the process. The costs for bidding for the games is incredibly high.
Perseus Project: The Ancient Olympics Ancient and Modern Olympic SportsA Tour of Ancient OlympiaThe Context of the Games and the Olympic SpiritAthletes' Stories Frequently Asked Questions About the Ancient Olympics Offical website of the Olympic Movement Further Reading This exhibit is a subset of materials from the Perseus database and is copyrighted.
2012 Summer Olympics | Video, Schedules, Results, TV | NBC Olympics Primary History - Ancient Greeks - The Olympic Games BBC: Thermopylae NBCOlympics (nbcolympics) Olympics Activities for Kids: Opening Ceremonies Flag Scavenger Hunt Are you looking for Olympics activities for kids? Will you be watching the Opening Ceremonies together as a family? When I was a kid, I loved to watch the Olympics, beginning with the opening ceremonies. I am passing on this tradition to my kids, and wanted to make it a little more interactive. I researched which countries are participating in this winter’s Olympics, and put together a scavenger hunt for families to do together. Click here to download the Olympics Opening Ceremonies Flag Scavenger Hunt! 1 point for finding the team and flag1 point for naming the country1 point for naming the continent If you want to really challenge your geography skills, take a globe out and find the countries as you go. Did you know that KidWorldCitizen is filled with activities to help teach your kids about the world?
Ancient Greece Vocabulary 2.0: 15 Tips, Tools, & Resources Posted by Shelly Terrell on Saturday, February 20th 2010 Part of the Cool Sites series In every subject students must acquire new vocabulary, which is often taught through rote memorization. How do we engage learners to engage with new vocabulary? In a previous post I shared with you 12 word cloud resources . Tagul Video Tutorial With Tagul you can: create a word cloud by pasting in text or from a url. choose to have your word in a variety of shapes such as a heart, star, rectangle, or cloud. choose which specific website you would like to draw your links from for each of your tags. The following video tutorial will show you the process. Lesson Example This is a Tagul word cloud I used to help my students learn about the Winter Olympics. Vocabulary Resources You can use a variety of websites to help your students define words aside from typical dictionaries. Visuwords - Enter words into the search box to find an interactive mindmap of the word with associations, synonyms, and definitions.
History of olympics| About history of Olympics As I wanted to crosscheck the historical facts and information given by the Olympic Games comic I thought i should first check what other valuable sources online would have to say about ancient Olympic Games. First result in my "ancient Greek Games" Google search was an article by Wikipedia (part of the summary included below). I was amazed to see that most historical data recorded (History of Olympics) could be found on the Ancient Greek Games Comic and I will dare to say that in some cases the comic went even further to discribe in debth the ancient history of Olympics. The history of Olympics for kids and grown ups has never been more fascinating and exciting to learn. History of Olympics | Origin The Olympic Games (Ancient Greek: τὰ Ὀλύμπια ; ta Olympia; the Olympics) were a series of athletic competitions among representatives of city-states of ancient Greece. History of Olympics | Suppressed in 394 AD History of Olympics and Mythology History of Olympics | The Olympic Truce
BBC: Ancient Greeks Who were the ancient Greeks? Who were the ancient Greeks? Discover different ancient Greek cities and find out how they were ruled. How did the Olympic Games begin? Learn how the Olympic Games began over 2,700 years ago! What was it like to live in an ancient Greek family? What was everyday life like in ancient Greece? Who were the ancient Greek gods and heroes The Greeks believed in many gods and goddesses. The ancient Greeks at war Learn about ancient Greek soldiers, the Spartan soldier state and read about famous Greek battles. What do we know about ancient Greek culture? Find out what ancient Greek theatre was like and learn about different ancient Greek festivals and art How did the ancient Greeks change the world? What did the ancient Greeks do for us? 3 class clips We have a selection of great videos for use in the classroom Links BBC History for Kids
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