Olympic Education

Destination Paris

Lesson description

The Destination Paris 2024 curriculum features four booklets that can be used over five weeks in which learning activities are focused on  cultural education, representation, sustainability and nutrition as well as the importance of staying active. Although each booklet has a specific focus, each one will feature different components of the Olympics and explore its importance to athletes. The booklets are structured as follows: 

  • Paris: The Olympic City features a scavenger hunt in which students will explore the sights of Paris, the great venues and Canada’s Olympic House and Club France. Through this resource, students will learn about the history and the culture of one of the world’s greatest cities.
  • Representation Matters highlights the key Olympic value of fair play. The equal representation of women in the Olympic movement has been an uphill battle starting in Ancient Greece and carrying on into the Modern Olympics. This resource explores the impact that equal representation will have on female athletes and those they inspire to be active and play sports.
  • Sustainable Nutrition: Healthy Eating for a Healthy Planet can be used to learn how the hosts of the Paris 2024 Games are applying the principles of sustainable nutrition to deliver great food with a low environmental footprint.
  • Olympic Active is a ten-day guide that provides a variety of 30 minute games based on Olympic sports and warmups that are used by Olympic athletes. Being inspired by Olympians, this can be used to teach the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle.

Lesson instructions

  1. Download the Destination Paris 2024 resource by booklet or the full package for a complete five-week classroom resource.
  2. With each booklet, explore a different component of the Olympics with your students through games, articles, athlete stories and accompanying learning activities.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Identify key cultural aspects of Paris, focusing on Olympic heritage.
  • Evaluate the impact of gender equality Analyze sustainable nutrition principles in their personal lives and in catering for large-scale events.
  • Apply Olympic-inspired activities to promote a healthy, active lifestyle daily.

We thank the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) for its contribution and dedication to Destination Paris. Without their support, this project would not have been possible. Discover the entire educational Olympic library of CNOSF HERE

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