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
- 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.