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From Gods to Athletes: Tracing the History of Olympians

Basking Ridge
Rising Grades 1 - 6
Dates in Jul View All
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
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$990 / Week

Course Description

Every two years, the bulk of the international community comes together to celebrate great achievements in athletics. This interdisciplinary course will trace the history of the Olympic games, including their original inception in Ancient Greece and our modern reinterpretation. Students will develop their historical thinking and analysis skills by examining primary sources, both ancient and modern, and practice their research skills to develop a profile of a famous Olympian. We will engage in debates centered on issues relating to the Olympics today and learn how to interpret film as a historical source. Students will put what they learn to use and develop their team building skills by designing and participating in their own Olympics games.


Weeks Half Day Times
Jul 9 – 13 10:30am – 12:30pm
Jul 16 – Jul 20 10:30am – 12:30pm

What to Expect

Enrichment. Advancement. Development. A Summertime Taste of Pingry’s Academics.

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