Students compare and contrast the ancient and modern Olympics with this web research based/webquest type activity. Students answer 10 factual and opinion questions about the Ancient and Modern Olympics. They then complete a 10 item chart/graphic organizer to compare and contrast the games. A list of websites is provided to get the students started with their research. An answer key is provided where appropriate.
Sample questions include:
-What do the Olympic rings represent?
-Why are there sometimes changes in the types of events athletes can participate in?
-What was the reward for coming in first place back in Ancient Greece?
-What is your favorite summer and winter event and why?
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