The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics are finally here! While the opening ceremony will still take place at Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, Russia tomorrow, today marks the first day of Olympic competition. Will you be tuning in to watch figure skating, freestyle skiing and snowboarding?
Here at Scholastic, we can’t help but get into the Olympic spirit. This year’s winter games are more than just a reason to celebrate – they’re an opportunity to educate! From athletes’ favorite teachers to gold medal books, we have pulled together a roundup of some handy Olympic resources.
Here is a list of great teacher and parent resources for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics:
- OOM: Teachers that inspire Olympians – Teachers are and always will be some of the most important people in your child’s life. Recently here on OOM, Olympic athletes shared their thoughts about the teachers that influenced them the most.
- OOM: Gold medal books! – While lots of people are talking about who will win the gold, we're reading about it! Check out this selection of titles from the Scholastic Gold Medal Book List.
- Scholastic News: Let the Games Begin! – The 22nd Winter Olympics are set to open in Sochi, Russia this week and Scholastic News has you covered with an overview of the Winter Games.
- Grolier: Origin and History of the Olympic Games – Grolier Online’s New Book of Knowledge explains the rich history of the Olympic Games, starting in Greece around 776 B.C.
- Grolier: The Modern Olympic Games – Dive into the story of the evolution of the modern Olympic Games, beginning with their revival in 1892.
- Grolier: The Olympic Principles and Traditions – Explore the traditional symbols, statements, and philosophies that represent the ideals of the Games.
- Grolier: Politics and the Olympics – While the IOC tries to hold Games that are free of political conflict, that isn’t always the case. Learn about the controversial history of the Olympics here.
- Grolier: Olympic Controversies – Throughout the modern Olympic Games, there have been occasional disputes. Read all about the Olympic controversies from Grolier Online.
- Grolier: The Olympics in Photos – This great collection of historic photos from the Olympic Games is sure to get you excited for the 2014 Winter Olympics.
All of these resources and more are available at Scholastic.com and to keep up with all things Olympics during these upcoming weeks, you can follow all the action at Sochi2014.com. How will you be celebrating the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics?