Sunday, 8 December 2013

Brazil 2014

The 2014 World Cup draw was held this week, and Roy Hodgson, the England manager, upset the people of Manaus by saying that it was a place to avoid.

There have been some issues with the preparations for the games, and stories relating to the Favelas and their clearance or occupation. The stadia range from the Amazon rainforest to the coast of the SE, and take in cities such as Curitiba, and Belo Horizonte which may be familiar to geography teachers for various reasons...

An interactive guide to the World Cup stadia in the Telegraph. There have also been numerous wall charts in newspapers this weekend, and there will doubtless be many wall displays springing up in classrooms as the event gets nearer in the new year. Hopefully it won't have too much of an impact on exam results.

Although South America is not explicitly mentioned in the new KS3, there is scope for it to be studied, as the curriculum is currently disapplied for this year....

The impact of the weather on the footballers will be a focus for attention.

2 comments:

kevincooper777 said...

Guess that's one minor consolation with the GCSEs being ridiculously early this year!! Every cloud... [and I've got a football-mad group of boys in my GCSE class this year...]

Alan Parkinson said...

I suppose so.... Good luck Kevin :)