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Leave Your Politics at Home During the Olympics

Do Now Round-Ups | February 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Leave Your Politics at Home During the Olympics

First held in 1896 in Athens, Greece to promote peace, The Olympics has served as a stage for politics in several instances. This past week, students discussed whether or not political issues should be raised at The Olympics in our #DoNowOlympics post. We asked students Is it cool to bring political issues to the Olympics? When there are strong tensions between nations or concerns over human rights violations, should those issues be left at the door in the spirit of international unity and competition, or should the Olympics be used as a worldwide stage to express political dissent and call attention to perceived injustices?

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Olympic Games & Extreme Athletes in PBS LearningMedia

General | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Olympic Games & Extreme Athletes in PBS LearningMedia

The 2014 Winter Olympics kicked off last Thursday and it is sure to be a hot topic for the coming weeks. To commemorate the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, here are PBS LearningMedia resources related to competitive sports and inspirational athletes. Are Olympic Competitors Geniuses? | Video | Arts | 9-12 Everyone is obsessed with the […]

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