Lesson : History of the Olympics


This lesson explores the origins of the Olympic Games. The Learning Activities delve further into the rivalry between the Spartans and Athenians, and invite a debate about the relative merits of brains and brawn. 

Cross curricular links: History, Literacy, Numeracy

Learning Activities

  • Grecian Art
  • Dialogue between an Athenian and a Spartan
  • Debate: Is brain better than brawn?
  • Researching children’s questions about the ancient Olympics (suggestion given) and creating a PowerPoint in pairs.