The 2008 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, begin today in Beijing, China. Games will be held from August 8-24, 2008, so there’s plenty of time for a unit study! Of course you could study China (the language, land, customs, history, food…) world geography (as the different countries are represented), or the history of the Olympics. Need more ideas? Check out the links below.
The Official Website of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games August 8-24, 2008
Although this is for the 2006 Winter Games most of the ideas/links will apply.
This looks like a really fun site!
Free Printables (2008 Olympics)
Olympics Lesson Activities
From Enchanted Learning – The Olympic Games:
Summer 2008 in Beijing, China
Winter 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Sites with lists of links to help study the Olympics on the WWW
Beijing 2008 Olympics Learning Resources (tons of links)
Another great links site