Olympic Education

Dufour-Lapointe Sisters

Lesson description

There are no more famous Canadian Olympic siblings than Maxime, Chloe, and Justine Dufour-Lapointe. The three sisters stormed onto the world freestyle skiing scene more than a decade ago and captivated the hearts of Canadians as they raced to the top of podiums around the world. It was obvious to their fans that the three sisters had a deep and lasting friendship. The world could see that these women were there for each other through good times and difficult times.

This learning resource tells their story and explains what being close friends involved. As they traveled the world, trained together, worked through conflict, celebrated victories, and consoled defeats, they grew closer and closer as friends and siblings.

When you have a close relationship with a sibling or best friend, you have someone that will be there with you during the best and worst times. These friendships develop through bringing out each other’s best, respecting differences, talking through conflict, and supporting the other person.

Lesson instructions

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Special features

Each resource includes a teaching guide, learning activities and a story written at 3 reading levels, enabling teachers to easily adapt the lessons to students of multiple reading and achievement levels.

Learning outcomes

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

  • Think about what it means to be a good of sibling or friend;
  • Use good friend vocabulary;
  • Understand how to perform good friend actions.

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