With the FIFA 2014 World Cup underway in Brazil what better time is there to enjoy the energy of Soccer! Using the guise of the World Cup you can take this opportunity to not only get your kids up and moving but, also, teach them about the world. Soccer, or fútbol, is a global sport, one that all countries participate in. The time is perfect to seize the chance to capture your students’ attention with a fun game of Soccer mixed with Geography and Culture lessons.
Host the World Cup at your Summer Camp! Divide the students into groups, assign each group a country. Have the students study that country. What does their flag look like? What colors represent their country? What is their country’s history? And so on. Then make brackets and let the games begin!
- Don’t know much about Soccer? Click here for the Laws of the Game .
- For more information about the World Cup, check out the FIFA website!
- Need help finding information on different countries? The World Factbook, put out by the Central Intelligence Agency, “provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.” The site includes maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
- Check out the real teams for the countries your students are representing with ESPN!
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