#16, Hour of the Olympics

Book Summary

Jack and Annie are off on another adventure! This time they are sent to ancient Greece, where a very important event is taking place. Join them as they race against time and witness the very first Olympic games!

Book Cluster: Mystery of the Lost Stories, Books 13-16

Fact Tracker Summary

Magic Tree House Research Guides are now Magic Tree House Fact Trackers! Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #16: Hour of the Olympics, they had lots of questions. What did the ancient Greeks wear? What did they do for fun? Where were the very first Olympics held? How are our modern Olympics similar to the ancient Olympics? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures.

Subjects Addressed in these books:

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Core Curriculum Standards for Language Arts
Concept; Vocabulary; Cause & Effect; Writing: Text types and purposes; Speaking & Listening: Comprehension and collaboration; Presentation skills; Plays/dramal; Poetry; Word origins (Greek)
Core Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
Greek culture; Greek Architecture (Parthenon, Ampitheaters); Olympics; Social roles: girls vs. boys; Plato; Greek mythology (Nike, Zeus, Pegasus)
Core Curriculum Standards for Science & Technology
Motion/speed; Astronomy: constellations (Pegasus, Hercules)
Core Curriculum Standards for Mathematics
Math Olympics; Measurement; Secret codes (Greek letters)
Core Curriculum Standards for Geography
Ancient Greece; Mediterranean Sea; Aegean Sea; Black Sea
Core Curriculum Standards for Mythology & Legends
Greek and Roman Mythology: Pegasus, Zeus
Core Curriculum Standards for Character Building Lessons
Treat everyone with respect. If you love to read, you'll never be completely alone.
Core Curriculum Standards for Visual Arts
Poetry scrolls; Individual or group tree houses - Create Jack & Annie in their favorite wardrobe; Analyze still images for details and predictions.
Core Curriculum Standards for Music
Read Read Read Song
Core Curriculum Standards for Theatre Arts
Greek Plays; Passport to Adventure

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