Oxfam Education (UK) have released a useful set of free resources accompanying the Brazil World Cup 2014 supporting Geography, Maths, English, Citizenship & Physical Education activities. The resources support pupils to use football to examine inequality between and within countries, explore footballers and other people who have taken action to make the world fairer, examine news around the World Cup, consider how making new rules in football could make the game fairer, and understand the causes, effects and solutions to inequality in Brazil.
There are independent activities linked to a variety of curriculum areas and support for pupils to make a ‘World Cup Fairness Display’ to show their learning to the rest of the school, being suitable for primary and secondary pupils.
The resources include:
- World Cup Quiz,
- Top Trumps
- ‘Making Money’ game
- A role play activity exploring the benefits and disadvantages of hosting the world cup, and a look at media coverage of the World Cup and inequality.
- Maths resources to use fractions, probability, percentages and ratios to compare World Cup countries.
- Materials to explore inequality within Brazil and the government’s efforts to overcome it.
- A look at action taken by footballers and other people to make the world fairer, exploring what makes action effective.
- Opportunities for pupils to explore scenarios where football is unfair, think about how to change the rules to make it fairer, and put their rules into practice in their own tournament.