Teaching the 2012 Olympics

The countdown has begun for the London 2012 Olympics, and Pencil Street has great Olympic teaching ideas for teachers who can help spread the excitement for this year’s games. Teach students about how their bodies work during sports, movement and rest. Or cover the history of the Olympics, exploring the rivalry between the Spartans and Athenians.

Students can also learn about the meaning behind the Olympic rings, as well as some of the famous London landmarks the world will see during the media coverage of the games.

Beyond history, students may also look at health risks associated with mass sport events like the Olympics, as well as the carefully planned security measures taken for the event, and for the torch-bearers carrying the Olympic flame.

Pencil Street resources are classroom-ready-to-go. Our extensive collection includes worksheets, activity plans and classroom wall displays, created to support teaching activities for The Early Years, KS1 and KS2. For more information, visit http://www.pencilstreet.org.

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