Olympic Education
Team Canada - Alex Harvey

Cross-Country Skiing

Lesson description

The Canadian Olympic Activity Challenge Cards encourage and motivate kids to be active for 60 minutes a day. They will be introduced to over 25 different sports featured in the Summer and Winter Olympic Games, while developing an understanding of the Olympic values of friendship, excellence and respect through physical education.

Lesson instructions

Download the Challenge Card.

Special features

Each Challenge Card, includes a variety of activities: 

  1. A basic definition of the sport, including its origins and inclusion in the Olympic Games,
  2. Three physical activities that can be done in the gymnasium, classroom or outside,
  3. A classroom activity to allow teachers to connect the physical activities to various subjects, and
  4. An Instant Activity to get the heart pumping.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 

  1. Learn the fundamental sport skills required in cross-country skiing ;
  2. Increase their knowledge of cross-country skiing , including the history, sport highlights, and a featured Team Canada athlete

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Canadian Olympic School Program
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Montréal, QC Canada H2Z 1W7