These skates were worn by Phil Verchota (number 27), a member of the underdog 1980 U.S.
Grade Range: 6-8
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media, Worksheets
Duration: 12 minutes
Date Posted: 8/20/2012
The first Olympic Games began in 776 BC, but the Olympic Games as we know them today started much later—the 19th century. Learn about the surprising beginnings of the modern Olympic Games and how much has changed since with curator Eric Jentsch. The resource set includes a teacher guide and student worksheet.
Historical Thinking Standards (Grades K-4)
3B: Compare and contrast differing sets of ideas, values, personalities, behaviors, and institutions.
3C: Analyze historical fiction.
3D: Distinguish between fact and fiction.
3E: Compare different stories about a historical figure, era, or event.
3F: Analyze illustrations in historical stories.
3G: Consider multiple perspectives.
3H: Explain causes in analyzing historical actions.
3I: Challenge arguments of historical inevitability.
3J: Hypothesize influences of the past.
United States History Standards (Grades 5-12)
2: Massive immigration after 1870 and how new social patterns, conflicts, and ideas of national unity developed amid growing cultural diversity
3: The rise of the American labor movement and how political issues reflected social and economic changes
4: Federal Indian policy and United States foreign policy after the Civil War