L.I.-We are learning about the torch used in 1996 Summer Olympic.
Success Criteria:I know I can do this when I can write and report informations I gathered about 1996 Summer Olympic torch.
History:Flame and Torch
The ancient Greeks believed that fire was given to the humankind by "Prometheus" and considered to have a sacred qualities.Mirrors were used to focus the sun rays to ignite flames that would burn perpetually in front the Greek Temples.The Olympic Flame began in 1936 in Berlin games.3,330 runners brought the torch with flames.
Today,the Olympic Flame is lit in front of the ruins of the Temple of Hera in Olympia,Greece
Host Country:Atlanta,United states
First torch lighter-Rafer Johnson-Film actor
The meaning of the torch design: It resembles a Greek column.It features 22 aluminum "reeds" intended to represent the number of times that the Games has been held.