Olympic Education

Clara Hughes

Lesson description

Clara Hughes wasn’t always on the path to becoming one of Canada’s most decorated and celebrated Olympians. As a teenager, Clara made some poor life decisions and found herself in an unhealthy physical and mental state. Clara’s story shares her journey to the Olympic Summer and Winter Games.

Lesson instructions

Download the resource suitable to participants’ reading levels.

Special features

Each resource includes a printable story and comprehension and reflection activities written at three reading levels, enabling teachers to easily adapt the lesson to students of multiple reading and achievement levels.

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Identify positive, healthy choices and the outcomes these can achieve;
  2. Construct a public announcement emphasizing the importance of making healthy choices.


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