Teaching Tools

Bringing the Olympics Into the Classroom

The 2010 Winter Olympics took place in Vancouver from February 12-28, 2010 and The Paralympic Winter Games followed from March 12-21.

Hosting the Olympic Games in Canada will give us an opportunity to showcase our achievements, creativity and cultural diversity. The Olympic Games also offer a wonderful learning opportunity for students.

Here are some of the ways to get involved.

  • Bring the Olympics into the classroom. There are many ways teachers can link the Olympic Games to the Ontario Curriculum.
  • Hold a school Olympics event — and celebrate your achievements by participating in the Healthy Schools Recognition Program.
  • Visit the Vancouver 2010 Education website for opportunities for teachers and students to learn, share and participate in activities geared towards the Olympic and Paralympic Games, such as:
    • Bon Voyage Sumi: The Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games mascot is visiting schools across the country, inspiring students and educators to engage in the passion and spirit of the Paralympic Games.
    • Sharing the Dream Webcasts: A series of student-led webcast interviews related to five Olympic and Paralympic themes and to global citizenship.
    • Project Showcase: Features school projects from across Canada that relate to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games or the pillars of sport, culture and sustainability.