Paralympics - a great opportunity to have a conversation about disability and social inclusion
“I think most people aren’t aware that their communities aren’t even accessible to the 15 per cent of the community that have a disability.”
Ellie Cole, Australian Paralympian swimmer
Year 9 and 10 PDHPE and PASS - Rising Phoenix documentary and teacher guide
Teacher note: The documentary is rated M for moderate course language. Preview before showing students
The accompanying teachers guide can be downloaded from the Paralympics Australia website
Year 7-10 PDHPE - I'mPOSSIBLE
“I’mPOSSIBLE is an education program developed by the Agitos Foundation, the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) development arm, to spread the Paralympic values and the vision of the Paralympic Movement to young people throughout the world. Through education of inclusion and the Paralympic values, I’mPOSSIBLE aims to challenge and change the perceptions of how young people perceive people with an impairment, thus bringing about a more inclusive society.” Source: International Paralympic Committee
The I’mPOSSIBLE resources include the following lesson plans along with worksheets and PowerPoint presentations:
- The Paralympic Games: what are they?
- The Paralympic Values
- Para-sports: what are they and how are they played?
- Let’s play the Para-sport of Sitting Volleyball
- Let’s play the Para-sport of Goalball
- Let’s play the Para-sport of Boccia
- Let’s experience Para-athletics
Primary PDHPE learning ideas
Our Paralympians love hearing from their fans. Your words of encouragement inspire them to give their best performance and they love to answer your questions about their sport, life as an athlete and about the Paralympics in general.
Find out more and download a getting started guide from Paralympics Australia website.
Australian Paralympic History WebQuest
Through this inquiry based WebQuest, students learn about the history of the Paralympic Movement in Australia and the importance of preserving history.
Curriculum links to Year 5 and Year 6 Humanities and Social Sciences (History) and English.
Participating in Paralympic Sports
Students investigate how sports can be adapted to suit a range of abilities and participate in a variety of practical activities designed to emulate Paralympic sports.
Curriculum links to Year 1 to Year 6 Health
and Physical Education.
Paralympic Cities – Tokyo 2020
Students learn more about Tokyo, Japan and explore other cities that have previously hosted a Paralympic Summer or Winter Games.
Curriculum links to Year 3 to Year 6 Humanities and Social Sciences (Geography) and English.