The core Olympic values of excellence, friendship, and respect are essential values. But they’re not complete without the Paralympic values of determination, courage, equality, and inspiration.
Character education is very important to me and was a major emphasis in our homeschool and my now-adult children’s sports careers. Some of the most important results of sports at any level are the valuable life lessons and positive character traits that can be gained.
I’ve been publishing posts about the Olympics and Paralympics for a number of years now. Here are some of my main character education posts related to Olympic and Paralympic values containing lots and lots of free Olympic and Paralympic resources for character education of multiple ages at home or in the classroom.
Definitions and Educational Resources about the Olympic and Paralympic Values
I have a post with definitions, educational videos, and other educational resources about the Olympic and Paralympic values.
Free Character Education Songs about the Core Olympic Values
Songs are a wonderful way to help some of the messages of character education stick. Here are some great song resources related to the core Olympic values.
You’ll find more free resources about the core Olympic values along with ideas for helping your child get the most out of the Olympics in my ultimate guide to Olympic values.
Free Character Education Songs about the Paralympic Values
Here are some great song resources related to the Paralympic values.
Free Unit Studies Focused on the Olympic and Paralympic Values
I have a post with lots of free character-based unit studies. Some of those unit studies feature values/virtues that are the Olympic and Paralympic values.
Do you have a favorite way to focus on the Olympic and Paralympic values?
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