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Bring the Olympics into your classroom

Talking about the Olympics can be a great way to include politics, economics, history, civics or world issues in your classroom. Find out what resources are available for educators.

Why not incorporate the Olympics into your teaching? This global sporting event is a great opportunity to bring important issues, such as human rights, nationalism and politics, into your classroom. Start the discussion today!

Explore the following interactive maps created using ArcGIS Online.

Visit and search for other Olympic-themed content and maps. For other classroom resources, such as lesson packs, tutorials and videos, visit the Esri Canada Lesson Planner.

 Go Canada Go!

About the Author

Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.

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