Look at a host country or a country taking part in a tournament and find out about its location in the world, its main cities and geographical features; explore the country. Research what life would be like for a child in the country you are studying, experience some of the foods eaten there and the languages spoken.

Session 1 Researching a country

Objectives

Geography

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.
  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.

Teaching and Activities

Look at a host country or a country taking part in a tournament and find out about its location in the world, its main cities and geographical features. Explore the country using Google Earth and Google Maps. This session includes a case study of Brazil (host nation for 2014 FIFIA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games).

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To consider a host or competing country taking part in a tournament and the skills involved in finding out about its location in the world, its main cities and geographical features.

Children will:

  • Consider a host or competing country taking part in a tournament and the skills involved in finding out about its location in the world, its main cities and geographical features.
  • Compile a fact sheet about their focus country using internet research skills and Google maps.

Provided Resources

  • Summer Olympic Games host cities 1896 – 2020
  • Sporting Planet entry for host and competing countries
  • Sporting Planet entry with Brazil as an example
  • How to use Google Maps

You Will Need

  • Globes or world maps
  • Sticky-tac

Session 2 A day in the life

Objectives

Geography

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.

Design and Technology

  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Teaching and Activities

Research what life would be like for a child in the country you are studying, experience some of the foods eaten there and the languages spoken. Present that information in a 'Day in the Life of' documentary. This session continues the case study of Brazil, giving examples of Brazilian food recipes and what it would be like to live as a child in a Brazilian city and a remote part of the Amazon jungle.

Teaching Outcomes:

  • To understand what life would be like for a child in the focus country.
  • To research and cook a food typical of that eaten in the focus country.

Children will:

  • Understand what life would be like for a child in the focus country.
  • Experience some of the foods eaten there and the languages spoken.
  • Present that information in a 'Day in the Life of' documentary.
  • Research and cook a food typical of that eaten in the focus country.

Provided Resources

  • How to research ‘A day in the life of’
  • 3 easy Brazilian recipes for you to make
  • How to make a ‘Day in the Life’ documentary

You Will Need

  • Foods from the focus country
  • Ingredients for the recipes
  • Video-enabled devices.

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