Every four years the finest athletes in the world gather in one location to compete against each other and to determine who best exemplifies the Olympic motto—Citius, Altius, Fortius—meaning “faster, higher, stronger.” This gathering, known as the Olympic Games, is the most celebrated sporting festival in the world.
During the Games, athletes from more than 200 countries come together to compete against one another and challenge each other at the highest level of their sport over a two-week period of competition.
The following activities and resources are designed for learners at Elementary school levels.
Use the Britannica School (Asia) Elementary level resource pack ↗ to help students learn about the history and spirit of the Olympic Games. For more advanced learners, a Middle school version↗ of this resource pack is also available.
Homes or schools in Mainland China without a VPN connection can also access this resource pack at:
Britannica School (Asia version in China) Elementary level resource pack↗
Britannica School (Asia version in China) Middle level resource pack↗
- Research the Ancient Olympics and their evolution into the Modern Olympic Games. Compare their similarities and differences.
- Explore Olympic Games’ symbols and rituals, explaining their importance and significance.
- Using the guiding questions in the Olympic Oath worksheet, explore the message displayed on every scoreboard throughout the games.
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