4. 20th Century
4.5 History Of The Olympics
Since the first modern Olympic Games was launched in Athens in 1896, the mammoth sporting competition has brought countries all over the world head-to-head. As such, the Games provide a fascinating way to study the developments of 20th century history.
This lesson contains:
- A study of the most historically prominent modern Olympic Games since they began in Athens, Greece 1896 until Rio, Brazil 2016.
- An analysis of how much we can learn from the Olympic Games about the social and political history at that time, such as the civil rights movement and gender equality.
- A discussion around which modern Olympic Games is the most significant to the history of the 20th century and why.