History and Heroes

Curricular Links: Social Studies, Physical Education, Language, Personal Planning

The Big Idea

Students will learn about historical events, teams and athletes that helped shape sports in British Columbia from the 1800’s through to present day. Students will also be briefly introduced to the athletes profiled in the “Hero in You” unit plan.


  • Familiarize themselves with athletes profiled in the Hero In You lesson plans
  • Place athletes in their historical context
  • Reflect on the significance of sports and athletes in general