Pyeongchang 2018 has announced the launch of its Winter Paralympic Games Curriculum in partnership with local sponsor EF Education First.
As a part of the wider Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games Curriculum, the newly-created Paralympic module includes teacher lesson plans, multimedia classroom materials and a range of videos on Paralympic winter sports.
"Watch-Teach-Learn-Download" are all key elements of the bi-lingual website, accessible here, that has been developed with EF Education First.
The Ministry of Education has given its full backing to the programme and signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pyeongchang 2018 last year in an attempt to proactively engage schools around the Games.
It is claimed they will now also be proactively encouraging schools to engage in the Paralympic curriculum leading to Games time.
The Olympic Games module of the curriculum was launched in April and has been described as a "huge hit" with more than 50,000 monthly visitors to its website and 40,000 students taking part in the interactive online lessons to date.
"Education is a very important element of the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games for us," Pyeongchang 2018 President Lee Hee-Beom said.
"We want Pyeongchang 2018 to be a catalyst to help educate our nation about winter sports, about the Olympic and Paralympic Games and the spirit and meaning behind them.
"The launch of the Paralympic curriculum is another key chapter in our students’ discovery around the Games and we hope that many of them embrace this opportunity as it will be something that stays with them for the rest of their lives."
Middle school students in South Korea will also have an opportunity to take part in a competition that has been launched.
Students are required to submit a five-minute video on a Paralympic topic of their choice with 20 finalists being selected to make a special presentation at Kookmin University in Seoul.
The winners will earn a trip to New York City to attend a one-week language course.
Students and teachers assisting with the winning entry will also be recognised for their efforts, and the top three entrants will receive a scholarship to further their studies.
International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has regularly warned Pyeongchang 2018 that they need to do more to raise awareness of the event, but local officials hope to sell 70 per cent of the 280,000 tickets within South Korea.
Lee provided a progress report on the Games here yesterday at the IPC General Assembly and Conference.
He showed a graph which he claimed demonstrated that public knowledge of the Paralympic Games has increased steadily over the past two years.