The Ancient Olympics
Introduce your students to the fascinating world of Ancient Greece by studying the Olympic Games, then and now.
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
Chariot Race Writing
“At the sound of the bronze trumpet off they started, all shouting to their horses and urging them on. The clatter of the rattling chariots filled the whole arena, and the dust flew up as they sped along in a dense mass. Each driver goaded his team to draw clear of the rival panting steeds, whose steaming breath and sweat drenched every flying wheel and bending back together.”
After discussing any unfamiliar words, invite students to imagine that they are a chariot driver in this race and write a first-person account of what happens next. Who wins?
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