Use the Rick Hansen Story toolkit and supplementary resources to help students develop an understanding of the potential of people with disabilities.  

Rick Hansen Story

Students develop a variety of skills across the curriculum through activities related to the story of Rick Hansen. Students are encouraged to analyze environments from others’ perspectives, empathize, problem-solve, collaborate with their peers, and communicate the importance of teamwork. Using Rick’s famous Man in Motion World Tour as a focal point, students engage in learning about geography, weather systems, mathematical computation, teamwork, and reading comprehension. Please scroll down to download all the supplementary resources which go with this toolkit. 

Learn how elementary educators can use this FREE bilingual resource. Students develop a variety of skills across the curriculum through activities related to the story of Rick Hansen.

Supplemental Resources

Audiobook: Boy in Motion

Encourage students to believe in themselves, through the inspiring story of Rick Hansen's early years.

Audiobook: Roll On

The remarkable story of Rick Hansen's Man in Motion World Tour—and all the big dreams it inspired.

E-book: Boy in Motion

Encourage students to believe in themselves, through the inspiring story of Rick Hansen's early years.

E-book: Roll On

The remarkable story of Rick Hansen's Man in Motion World Tour—and all the big dreams it inspired.

E-book: Canadian Hero

How long would it take to go all the way around the world in a wheelchair? It took Rick Hansen more than two years. Why did he do it? Find out in Rick Hansen: Canadian Hero.

Prezi: Mapping Rick's Route

"Mapping Rick's Route" Lesson Prezi

Prezi: Wheeling Against the World's Weather

"Wheeling Against the World's Weather" Lesson Prezi

Prezi: Calculating the Distance

"Calculating the Distance" Lesson Prezi

Prezi: Anything is Possible

"Anything is Possible" Lesson Prezi


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