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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 difference. 

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.

WEBINAR 1: LEARNING ABOUT EACH OTHER

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

Develop a Foundation of Respect for Differences

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As you watch the recorded session, you will learn how to:

  • Introduce the World Olympics curriculum to your students
  • Establish a foundation of respect in your learning space that reflects the Olympic spirit
  • Teach about the diversity of family relationships and structures
  • Explore family holidays and traditions through music and poetry
  • Help students gain comfort with cultural and religious differences

WEBINAR 2: LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD

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

Teach about Olympic Principles of Unity and Diversity

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As you watch the recorded session, you will learn how to:

  • Teach about the history and significance of the Olympic Games
  • Introduce the Olympic Torch and Olympic Rings as symbols of unity and goodwill
  • Guide students in researching a particular country & creating an interactive display about it
  • Facilitate projects in which students work together to create patches, flags, and mascots for their final Olympic Games.

WEBINAR 3: LEARNING ABOUT WELLNESS

World Olympics for All 2016 | Nicole Margaretten

Promote Students’ Physical, Mental, and Socio-Emotional Health

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As you watch the recorded session, you will learn how to:

  • Teach about healthy eating and dietary requirements through a multicultural lens.
  • Introduce students to methods of eating food from different parts of the world.
  • Facilitate games and exercises that are common around the world.

WEBINAR 4: LEARNING ABOUT BEING AN ATHLETE

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

Raise Students’ Awareness of Prejudice and Stereotypes
April 14, 2016 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST | FREE

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Participants will learn how to:

  • Teach students to recognize and evaluate assumptions based on physical appearance.
  • Help students explore and debunk stereotypes about athletes.
  • Facilitate the development of skills that prevent stereotyping.

WEBINAR 5: GOOD SPORTSPERSONSHIP AND TEAMWORK

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

Build Character and Community Through an Olympic Lens
May 5, 2016 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST | FREE

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Participants will will learn how to:

  • Help students build inclusive teams in which all members are valued, respected and encouraged.
  • Help students recognize that each individual contributes unique strengths and skills to their team.
  • Help students explore the concept of good sportspersonship and develop the values and habits of good sportspersons.

WEBINAR 6: LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

Team sports on the tennis courts! World Olympics for All 2016 | Nicole Margaretten

Plan and Execute Your Very Own World Olympics
May 19, 2016 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST | FREE

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Participants will:

  • Receive practical guidance and tools for planning and executing their own World Olympics.
  • Share ideas with others who are planning a school-wide or classroom-wide Olympic event.

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