The Tortoise and the Hare History Curriculum Guide
- Ancient Greece has had great influence on the world as we know it today, from our language, to our architecture, to our food, and more. Find out more about Ancient Greece at these websites:
Ancient Greece - many links to explore: history, crafts, religion, etc.
Explore geography, games, clip art and more at Mr. Donn's Greece site.
- A myth is another type of traditional story made up to explain something. While fables usually explain something about human nature and have a moral, myths attempts to explain a phenomenon in nature, often using gods as characters. Ancient Greek myths give us a window into the world of that time period. Learn more about Greek myths and Greek heroes with these resources:
Mr. Donn has a Greek God page with lots of links to follow.
D'Aulaire's Book of Greek Myths (amazon.com) is a wonderful illustrated resource.
- Historians believe that the first Olympic games, athletic competitions between city-states in ancient Greece, were played in the 8th century BC, in honor of the Greek god Zeus. Only male youths were allowed to play and the sole activity was running in the earliest games. Later the games included other events such as chariot racing, wrestling, and long jump, among others. Although interest began growing before the end of the 19th century, the Modern Olympics began in 1896 and were played in Athens, Greece. Learn more about the Olympic games at these websites, and find activities to complete as well.
Enchanted Learning history (includes locations of modern games from 1896 to 2016)
Host your own Olympics! eHow Olympics activities for kids; Olympic Games at home.
Olympic printables: a treasure trove of activities, crafts, games and links; Olympic printables;
worksheets and printables for Winter and Summer Olympics
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