While we were out: 2016 Summer Olympics

Fortunately, though, this summer also gave us many reasons to celebrate! The Summer Olympics were held in Rio – and the U.S. came out on top! The U.S. won a total of 121 medals, including 46 gold medals – far out-pacing runners-up Great Britain and China. Breakout stars included 4-time gold-winning gymnast Simone Biles – and swimmer Michael Phelps, who dreamed of winning a gold medal as a 15 year-old upstart – [CLIP] – now has 22 of them, enough individual victories to break a 2,000 year-old record set by Leonidas of Rhodes in 156 B.C.

Instructional Links

Website Article: Rio2016 Paralympics Medal Count 

https://www.rio2016.com/en

Website: Rio2016 Olympic Games

https://www.olympic.org/rio-2016

Classroom Resources: EdHelper, Summer Olympics Activities, Worksheets, Printables, and Lesson Plans 

http://www.edhelper.com/olympics_summer.htm

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