Project: Rising Phoenix

Partner: Netflix

Materials Created: Full classroom curriculum to incorporate the documentary into World History, Language Arts, Social Studies, Disability Studies, Sociology, and Physical Education courses around the world.

Lessons include:

  • The Origin Story of the Paralympics explores the unique set of historical, political, and cultural forces that intersected for the first Paralympic games to take place. 
  • The Growth of the Paralympic Movement uses critical media skills to analyze representations of the Paralympic Games over time, and why media representations matter.
  • Meet the Paralympians focuses on the individual athletes and their relationship to the Paralympic values.