What happened at the Ancient Greek Olympic Games?

A lesson for KS2 about the Ancient Greek Olympic Games, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and printable activity sheets.

This lesson is part of our popular Ancient Greeks Lessons Pack for KS2.

 

Lesson: What happened at the Ancient Greek Olympic Games?
In this lesson, pupils will find out about the Ancient Greek Olympic games. After matching up ancient and modern events, pupils will find out about the why, what, who and when of the Ancient Games and may be surprised to learn that competitive sport was not the main purpose of the games. Pupils will make a sample 5-day programme to show the balance of sporting, religious and social activities before taking part in a Classroom Olympic Games of their own, complete with its own winners’ ceremony.

 

Objectives:
To explain the importance of the Olympic Games in Ancient Greek culture
To explore the balance of religious, social and sporting activities at the Ancient Greek Olympics

 

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