The Rick Hansen Foundation School Program provides English and French lesson plans at no charge to help start meaningful conversations about disability with students and inspire the next generation of difference makers. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve been adapting our lessons into short, accessible activities for teachers and parents to share with students online. Explore and download these resources for Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Little Big Lessons for Every Grade
We believe in the importance of teaching youth about diversity, inclusion and being difference makers – we hope you do too! Check out these age appropriate bite-sized lessons on the big ideas of accessibility, inclusion, and disability awareness.
Accessibility Inspectors (3-7)
Students take on the role of accessibility inspectors and use checklists to inspect their classrooms, schools, and homes. They then share their ideas about how to improve accessibility in these places.
Using The Boy who Loved to Move story as a backdrop for Kindergarten to Grade 2 learners, this unit focuses on communication and collaboration skills, advancing critical, reflective, and creative thinking, as well as developing personal intelligence and social awareness.
Compare the laws set out by the United Nations Convention on Persons with Disabilities to current realities around the world. (Social studies, Law, International Relations)
Students can work as individuals or a group to rearrange the words in these scrambled sentences into the right order. Completed sentences center around themes of accessibility, inclusion, and difference making.
Read the story of Terry Fox & Rick Hansen's friendship and identify ways to make a difference. (Language Arts, Character Education)
Retrace Rick’s World Tour on GHM Academy
Join Rick Hansen on his historic journey around the world with this online mapping platform. GHM Academy activities are designed to make learning easy and fun, with geography, math, and weather quizzes based on the epic Man In Motion World Tour.
Are You an Educator?
Discover our bilingual lesson plans that are aligned to provincial curriculum. Designed for the classroom, these lessons teach youth aged K-12 about access, inclusion and making a difference. Make your school and classroom a more inclusive space, with all costs covered by our co-presenting partners and generous supporters!