Get the Know the Sports
Many people all over the world tuned in and celebrated the achievements of so many athletes who competed in various disciplines of 15 sports during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, Korea. Although the Winter Games are over, the fun, excitement, and competition is not because the 2018 Winter Paralympic Games run March 9-18, 2018. NBC Olympics will present more than 250 hours of coverage across NBC, NBCSN, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app. NBC Olympics’ coverage will include all six Paralympic winter sports – alpine skiing, snowboarding, sled hockey, wheelchair curling, cross-country skiing, and biathlon. Check this Watch Guide to see when each sport is being aired.
The Winter Games provide a great opportunity to learn about the Paralympic Sports movement and to implement Winter Paralympic Sports in the classroom. Start by encouraging your students to watch the games then discuss the Paralympic Sports with your students. Ask your students which events are their favorites and how they would adapt these sports to play in the classroom. Starting a conversation about the Paralympic Movement can help teachers promote inclusion and disability awareness with students.
Activity and Adaptation Cards
Are you looking for ways to adapt Winter Paralympic sports for the classroom? Take a look at our new activity and adaptation cards. These cards are a new resource with information, tips, and pictures on how to adapt sports, activities, games, and equipment. They can be used to re-create the sports in a classroom, recreation or afterschool setting.
In the front of the card, you can find a brief introduction, description, and history of the sport and on the back of the card you can find information and pictures on how to adapt each sport. Click on the links provided to download the cards to print, collect, and share.
Share your ideas or experiences on using the Paralympic Winter Games cards in a classroom or recreation setting by leaving a comment below!
Alpine Skiing - Click to Download Card
Snowboarding - Click to Download Card
Para Ice Hockey - Click to Download Card
Wheelchair curling - Click to Download Card
Cross-country skiing - Click to Download Card
Biathlon - Click to Download Card