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The Lord of the Rings or... Going for the Gold: The Olympics from 776 B.C. to 2000 A.D. and Beyond

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An Integrated, Interdisciplinary, Thematic Study of the Olympics and Society. This unit is designed to provide incarcerated secondary students, grades 9-12, with an opportunity to study the Olympic Games from 776 B.C. in Greece to 1996 A.D. in the USA and beyond. Through the study of the political, economic, technological, and historical aspects of the Olympic Games, students will increase their awareness of their roles in the world in which we all live. As the students explore the local and global impact of the Olympic Games, emphasis will be given to the Games' role as a means of expression of competition on the athletic field rather than the battlefield.
After exploring this unit, incarcerated students will understand the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and how self fulfillment can be achieved through excellence in this study of the Olympics.