Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Lessons of Olympic Proportions

Well, the Olympics are rolling around again. I remember watching ice skating and gymnastics in my youth with my family. Once in a while, we would sit in front of the television and view some of the skiing competitions, too. Do you know that in all those years I never had learned about the history of the Olympics? Had you? I'm offering a free Bible Principle study on the Olympic Games and I'll share with you why...

Olympics: Then and Now

a Bible Principles Unit Study

{Thought I'd just help give these ancient folks the privacy they didn't give themselves. Eh hem.}

Being True to Myself...

I didn't quite know what I'd put together for the 2014 Winter Olympics Resources round-up for the Old School House Crew . As I researched about the history of the Olympics, I learned a lot of... interesting... things. Since I don't mind researching, examining things, and pondering them- I decided I would tackle this topic and work through it for myself and then go over it with my children. I had some questions and I wanted to find answers to them. So, I chose to compare the ancient Games to the modern Games (winter or otherwise). All that to say, I hope you find this to be a unique, beneficial, and somewhat challenging resource for your family. :-)

What's in the Bible Principles Study on the Olympics?

Contained in this download is a key for parents to help them guide the lessons. This key also includes hyperlinks to a few resources we are using during our studies.  

Notebook pages for your students. These help to guide your students with the 4R method (Research, Reason, Relate, Record). Fun activities are used for the notebook pages.

This study can be done with students of varying ages. You certainly don't have to have your younger children do a lot of writing. Maybe you could write their thoughts down for them!

This study is done in a way which allows you and your students to come to your own conclusions.


My hope is to help encourage others to test *ideas* against Scripture, too. If you would like to share the conclusion your family came to, or thoughts you ponder on this topic, please leave a comment below. :-)


  1. I look forward to working though this with my kiddos. Thank you!

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    1. You're very welcome, Tricia! I'm thankful it's of value to you!

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    1. So glad you are finding it useful! Thanks for stopping by and letting us know. :)