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Time: Rio Olympics 2016  (Y,M)

All About the Olympics for Kids - The History and Symbols of The Olympics: FreeSchool   (Y,M,O,T)
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All About The Olympic Games  (Y,M)
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The Ancient Greek Olympics  (Y,M)
From History for Kids: A free history network

Sports Illustrated Kids:Olympics  (Y,M)

Summer Olympic Games Facts  (Y,M)

Paralympic Games Education Programmes  (Y,M,O,T)  (Y,M,O,T)

Gateway to the Summer Games  (M)
The EdGate brings you cross-curricular official Olympic-themed lesson plans developed by Griffin Publishing Group and approved by the USOC.

Official site of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games   (Y,M,O,T)

Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games  (Y,M,O,T)

Beijing Embraces 2008 Olympics  (Y,M,O,T)
People's Daily Online

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games  (Y,M,O,T)
Australian Olympic Committee

China.Org.Cn  (Y,M,O,T)
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International Olympic Committee  (Y,M,O,T)
The official website of the IOC

United States Olympic Committee  (Y,M,O,T)
Team USA Fan Guide

Make Your Own Olympics  (Y,M)
Backyard Olympic activities for the whole family.  (Y,M,O,T)
The Games have always brought people together in peace to respect universal moral principles. The upcoming Games will feature athletes from all over the world and help promote the Olympic spirit.

Olympics Blog Posts

Learning with the Olympics

Learning with the Olympics I’m cautious about twisting every interesting thing into a “learning opportunity” that can turn off otherwise interested kids, but the Olympic Games are compelling, and your kids will probably want to know more. Watching actual competitions on television or via internet is surely the hook. Competition is its own drama, and the personal stories of athletes who have trained for so many years are interesting. But with the 2016 Olympics in Rio set for August 5 – 21, what are some good resources for additional learning? Read More »

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