We seem to focus on hockey, football, baseball, and the Olympics with much more attention than we ever give to the sport of soccer.
I love soccer. I used to play on house league teams when I was younger. I studied the rules of the game and became a Registered Referee with both the Ontario and the Canadian Soccer Association. I even had the chance to referee a game of the Ontario Cup. That was quite the experience and one I will never forget.
It’s Teaching Tip Tuesday and since the World Cup gets under way this weekend, I was thinking it would be great to bring it into the classroom somehow.
It’s a great game and very accessible. You don’t need a lot of equipment to play. You don’t have to have a lot of money to invest in to start. All you need is a ball. You don’t even need a net. You can mark off a goal using anything at hand. That is one of the reasons this is a worldwide game.
As teachers, we can use this popular event to teach about world geography, mathematics, sportsmanship, and citizenship. The possibilities are endless.
I follow Sean Banville’s Blog because of all the great Teaching Resources he posts. Today, he posted about the World Cup and shared quite a few resources. It’s a great place to start of you want to bring the World Cup into your classroom.
UPDATE – Sean has posted some other great activities focused on the World Cup