Tandem Para cyclists on track

Education resources – Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games

Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whitau Tuhono and Paralympics New Zealand have collaborated in producing a Years 7-10 social studies teaching resource on the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Students will learn about the history of the Paralympic Movement, explore Para sports, profile New Zealand Para athletes and enhance their disability awareness.

You’ll find engaging and creative activities such as designing a mascot, planning a virtual route through Tokyo and creating a new area for the Athletes’ Village.

Students will learn and apply concepts of accessibility, inclusion and inspiration in the context of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games and their own school or community.

This resource has been designed for students in Years 7–10 but can be adapted for other year levels.

The resource includes the following topics:

  • History and legacy
  • Accessibility
  • Paralympic values
  • Para sports
  • New Zealand’s Para athletes
  • Mascot Someity
  • Medals and Athletes’ Village.

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games start on 24 August, 2021 and run for approximately two weeks. We will be running a mascot design competition for students in 2021, more information to come.

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