Inclusive sports and physical education
Action Schools! BC
The physical activity and physical education teaching resources for K to 7 and middle school children and youth include:
- The Action Pages!, a physical activity, physical education and healthy eating resource guide, includes many “Inclusion Resources for Children with Disabilities” that are grouped together in the index, including Wheelchair.
- The Physical Activity Action Resource (K to 7 and Middle School) includes ways to include participants with disabilities on the playground.
- The Planning Guide (K to 7 and Middle School) provides inclusion ideas linked to recommended resources for schools to incorporate into their health promoting Action Plan.
- Premier’s Sport Awards Program (p.s.a.p.) teaching resources for 13 sports contain a reference for adapting playground, low-organizational physical and sport activities for participants with physical and mental disabilities.
- (Daily Physical Activity) Pages! – Olympic and Paralympic Themed Physical Activities.
Other resources provide ways to recognize diversity and practise inclusion while using the specific lessons or activities. They suggest inclusive teaching strategies and support. Ways to adapt activities are also included.
Canadian Paralympic Committee
The Petro-Canada Paralympic Schools Program is a free online teachers' resource to help teachers engage students in the Paralympic spirit. It provides teachers with the resources to educate students on parasport and establish positive perceptions of people with a physical disability.
This year, the Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC) will be launching a new, innovative elementary education program that will focus on physical literacy, fundamental movement skills and the importance of parasport in society. These resources will be designed in collaboration with Provincial Ministries of Education, National Sports Organizations and other key stakeholders in the education community. This new educational resource will assist schools in assuring inclusivity and integration, and will also provide further opportunities for students of all abilities to access academic and sporting opportunities.
Let's Play Program
The Let's Play Program is the result of a cooperative effort between BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS
), the Rick Hansen Foundation and the Province of British Columbia. It is intended to help kids with mobility limitations to become physically active early in life by helping to establish the fundamental skills, knowledge and abilities needed to confidently participate in play, sport and physical education with their peers.
They also offer resources for those that want to learn more about designing, developing and delivering inclusive physical activity programs for kids. The Resource section
offers original content from practitioners as well as links to what others are doing throughout the world.