Together Everyone Achieves More

Curricular Links: Planning, Language Arts

The Big Idea

Canadians recognize Rick Hansen as the “Man in Motion” who raised money for spinal cord injury research and awareness of the potential of people with disabilities. However, most people do not realize that in order to achieve his dreams, various people were involved from day one. This lesson will examine the “teamwork” that was necessary for Rick Hansen to realize his dreams.


  • Learn about the athletic achievements of Rick Hansen
  • Learn how to make a concept map
  • Recognize the teamwork that was required for Rick Hansen to complete his World Tour
  • Realize that dreams are often achieved with teamwork