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World Olympics, Second Edition

Click here to download the complete World Olympics curriculum

The Olympic Games are a powerful example of an event where people with vast differences and remarkable similarities come together in the spirit of respect and goodwill. World Olympics builds on this popular event to teach social and emotional skills of respect for religious and cultural differences. 

We are proud to present the Second Edition of our World Olympics curriculum for Grades 3-8! Features include: 

  • New and updated lessons and activities 
  • Strengthened alignment with Common Core ELA-Literacy, National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, and Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning standards 
  • Tips for adapting the curriculum to K-2 settings 
  • Helpful reference materials on the history of the Olympic games, major world religions, social and emotional learning, and inclusive learning practices 

World Olympics teaches students the values of teamwork and respect for each other’s differences Students will be able to: 

  • Practice teamwork and good sportspersonship 
  • Celebrate the religious and cultural diversity of the nations that participate in the Olympic Games 
  • Understand the history and values of the Olympic Games 
  • Recognize and challenge harmful stereotypes 
  • Build skills of active listening, respectful questioning, and showing concern for the feelings of others 

To learn more about Tanenbaum’s World Olympics curriculum and whether it is right for your classroom, contact us today at education@tanenbaum.org 

Free Webinars for K-6 Educators

Tanenbaum makes it easy for educators to teach about respect for the world’s cultural and religious diversity with a free six-part webinar series. This series is based on our creative, academically integrated K-6 World Olympics curriculum. Step-by-step strategies and turnkey resources let you implement a fun and engaging program that meets learning standards and promotes both physical and socio-emotional health. For assistance, contact us at education@tanenbaum.org.

Special thanks to the Nissan Foundation for supporting the following webinars:

EPISODE 1: PLAYING ON A TEAM

Students representing Zimbabwe at World Olympics for All 2016 | Nicole Margaretten

The first episode of our World Olympics for All webinar, “Creating a Team,” helps you build fundamental social and emotional skills of teamwork, good sportspersonship, and athleticism in students. We will also discuss how to help students understand stereotypes, and to recognize their negative impacts.

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EPISODE 2: THE VALUES OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

Students representing Trinidad & Tobago at Tanenbaum’s World Olympics for All 2016 | Nicole Margaretten

Episode 2 of World Olympics for All focuses on the core moral values of the Olympic Games. Learn how to teach the history and symbols of the Olympic Games, interpret the Olympic Oath and Olympic Motto, and begin to design an Olympic Games for your own class, program, or school.

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EPISODE 3: GETTING FIT AND STAYING IN SHAPE

World Olympics for All 2016 | Nicole Margaretten

Learn how to eat healthy and stay in shape for your Olympic Games! Episode 3 of World Olympics for All shows you how to teach your students principles of good nutrition in an interactive way. Students will plan healthy meals for physical well-being and understand the relationship between religious belief and a healthy diet.

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EPISODE 4: DIVERSITY AND THE OLYMPICS

Students playing soccer at World Olympics for All 2016 | Nicole Margaretten

Episode 4 of World Olympics for All takes you around the world on a tour of Olympic nations and cultures. We will discuss how to teach students basic skills of map-reading, along with important concepts of climate and topography. We will also show you how to lead research projects on the cultures and religious represented at the Olympic Games in a way that allows students to practice their new skills and apply their knowledge of physical geography.

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EPISODE 5: PUTTING ON YOUR OWN OLYMPIC GAMES

Students singing together during opening ceremonies at World Olympics for All 2016 | Nicole Margaretten

Learn how to design, plan, and implement an Olympic Games with your class, program, or school. Our fifth episode of World Olympics for All provides practical advice on how to choose a roster of events for your games, practice and rehearse Olympic events that express good sportspersonship and goodwill, and how to run an Olympic Games.

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Series generously supported by The Nissan Foundation and
The Pine Tree Foundation of New York.