The Olympics are always a cause for the family to pile into the living room for hours of non-stop sports viewing. And since I refuse to watch sports on most any other occasion (I do watch the commercials during the SuperBowl) this is a big deal. This year we are eagerly awaiting the Summer Olympics in August.
However, I’m a homeschool mom, so we can’t simply “veg” in front of the TV.
We must learn about the history of the Olympics.
And the history of the sports.
And we can’t leave out an opportunity for a study on the Ancient Greeks.
So, we’re planning an Ancient Greece and Olympic Unit Study for next month.
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Ancient Greece Unit Study
We’re starting off the Unit Study with a study of the Ancient Greeks. We’re pretty excited because we just finished reading the Percy Jackson series and L- had a Percy Jackson birthday party. The Greek myths are intriguing. Since we studied the Ancient Romans previously, this seemed to be a good fit for us. Below I’ve listed some of the resources we will be using.
These are some great resources for just the Olympics…and of course, we’ll be watching the Olympics. The Ode to the Olympics lapbook has a great Medal Tracker that we are looking forward to using.
I’m excited to use this Online Unit Study from TechieHomeschoolMom. We have used some of her other products, and they have been great.
Ancient Greece and Olympic Unit Study Combined
We will continue our Magic Tree House Study but will skip ahead to book #16, so we can cover the Olympics at the same time.
We’re excited to start this study and combine learning with entertainment. Win-Win! You can download lesson plans of our Unit Study in the Chocolate Closet.
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