Presentation on theme: "Africa and the World Cup. This lesson/resource looks at the teams that are taking part and asks you to research those countries. It also asks you to critically."— Presentation transcript:
This lesson/resource looks at the teams that are taking part and asks you to research those countries. It also asks you to critically think about your findings, comparing them to UK statistics. The 2014 World Cup begins on the 12 th June. As football fever grips the world, it is important to connect with the African countries that are taking part.
Africa and the World Cup Research These sites are really good for providing statistics for your research: Gapminder: http://www.gapminder.org/world/http://www.gapminder.org/world/ World Bank: http://data.worldbank.org/countryhttp://data.worldbank.org/country Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page It is worth checking another site alongside Wikipedia to make sure the data is correct.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page NationMaster: http://www.nationmaster.com/http://www.nationmaster.com/ WHO: http://www.who.int/gho/countries/en/http://www.who.int/gho/countries/en/
What African teams are entering in this years world cup finals? Algeria Ghana Nigeria Cameroon Ivory Coast
Match the country to the flag Nigeria Meaning: The green stripes represent Nigeria's agriculture industry and its luscious vegetation. The white stripe represents the desire for peace and unity within the country.
Match the country to the flag Ghana Meaning: The red stripe represents the blood spilt during Ghana's fight for independence; the yellow stripe symbolises the mineral wealth of the country; and the green represents the fertility. The black five-pointed star symbolises African freedom and the African people.
Match the country to the flag Algeria Meaning: The white color represents peace; the green stands for the beauty of nature; red for the blood of those killed fighting for independence. The green on the Algerian flag is also a traditional symbol of Islam. The star and crescent also stand for Islam.
Match the country to the flag Cameroon Meaning: The green color in the flag symbolizes the rich forest vegetation of the country. The red represents independence and unity; while the yellow represents the savannas. The star symbolizes the unity of the country.
Match the country to the flag Ivory Coast Meaning: Orange is the color of the land, rich and generous, the meaning of our fight, the blood of young people fighting for emancipation; white represents peace, but peace with justice; and green stands for hope and the certainty of a better future.
Where are the countries? Nigeria Cameroon Ghana Ivory Coast Algeria
Life Expectancy Which countries have the highest life expectancy? Which ones have the lowest life expectancy? Why do you think some countries have higher life- expectancy then others? Do you think the World Cup can help change this?
Income Which countries have the highest income? Which countries have the lowest? Why do you think some countries have higher income then others? Do you think the Word Cup can help change this?
Population Which countries have the highest population? Which ones have the lowest? Why do you think some countries have a higher population then others? Do you think the World Cup can help change this?
Thank You! For more resources visit: www.sendacow.org.uk/lessonsfromafrica Why not make a plastic bag football, Africa-style?: http://www.sendacow.org.uk/lessonsfromafrica/resources/p lastic-bag-football