Teaching Justice & Peace through the World Cup

The 2010 Football World Cup takes place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010, the first time the event has taken place on the continent of Africa. Click here for a range of useful web links and teaching resources to help you explore and celebrate this festival of football in the classroom. CAFOD has also developed Fair Play or Foul: Exploring Global Justice Through Football and has a school assembly with the theme of justice and the world cup

Teaching Resources

On this website » Browse resources relating to South Africa

» Browse resources relating to Football

ActionAid » Football – a game of life and death? (PDF)
Examines how football can be used in conflict resolution work and HIV education programmes (ages 11-16)
ACTSA / NUT » Football and Freedom
Online resource pack for teaching children about South Africa through football (ages 7-16)

» Action for Southern Africa
Further resources telling the story of southern Africa, and the region’s achievement since the end of apartheid (all ages)

CAFOD » World Cup Activities, a Quiz and an Assembly
For young people in schools or youth groups, exploring global justice aspects of the World Cup and how football is used in CAFOD’s work around the world (ages 11-16)
Geographical Association » Planet Sport – 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
Ideas and activities for Geography teachers including Logo Design, Eco-friendly footy, Teams and venues, and Football as a global industry (all ages). There are also further activities available to GA members.
Oxfam » Bring on the World!
Based on the 2006 World Cup, but could be adapted – a week of activities about the World Cup, world trade, and football (ages 9–11)

» Nelson Mandela
Explore the life of Nelson Mandela and the difference between fact, fiction, and opinion (ages 10–11)

1GOAL » Send My Friend
This year’s campaign is linking up with the football world to ensure a legacy of education for all from this year’s World Cup. See also our article on this topic.
Tide~ global learning » More than just a game of football?
Shared ideas from a teacher study group to South Africa, plus activities for ages 11-14 about using international sporting events to talk about development.
TES » TES Connect World Cup 2010 Newsletter links to a range of teaching resources to download.
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