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This unit was originally based on Chapter 6: World Sport in the textbook: GEOGRAPHY MATTERS, part of a series edited by John Hopkin and published by Heinemann. (ISBN: 0435 35507 4 / 6) A Teachers' Guide is also available along with teachers' notes. Thanks to our Director of Sport for part funding the purchase of this textbook series to support the teaching of this unit.
|Lesson||Question Idea / Topic||Suggested Activities||Resources||Skills/ICT/Num & Lit||Assessment
Need to be assessment FOR learning, not OF learning.
|1||World Sport: Who does what ?||Surveys of different age groups as to which sport they participate in / watch.||Geography Matters 1 (this is a resource for all the units below too..)||Survey - data collection. Numeracy - handling the data.||Success of survey methods.|
|2||Football: "the world's favourite sport"||Arsenal.co.uk Website - player profiles showing country of birth||Mapwork: Atlas work - classifying by continent - how many are from the local area.|
|3||Mapping routes||Multimap & other mapping sites.||Planning a route which is flexible.
Most flexible ? - dealing with problems ?
|4||Football ground location: moving grounds||What are the problems with current location.
|Grid: matrix of statements: grading from 0 - 7 on particular areas.||Aerial views of football grounds.|
|5||Money: Pakistan - Beckham||Looking at the global nature of sport.
|Geog.1: Pakistan: sewing footballs & increasing reliance on child labour.||Empathy with other people in other parts of the world.|
|6||World Cup 2006|
ALTERNATIVE SCHEME OF WORK DEVELOPED BY FORMER COLLEAGUES MR. KYD & MISS DAVIDSON
|1||Let's Play - What Sport do people do ?||Starter - Sports Odd One Out
|Data collection and presentation|
|2||Sport in and around King's Lynn||Starter - Sports Theme Quiz CD
|Identify the sports programmes from the theme tune (CD)|
|3.||The Football Business
(This could be dropped if there is insufficient time in the half term to get through all the lessons, or if you want to spend longer on some of the other activities)
|p. 106-7 of Geography Matters 3
p. 92-95 of Geog.1
|Arsenal Website - look at the multicultural
nature of the side
Could also consider Manchester United or other premiership teams.
|4.||Getting to the Match||A MYSTERY -
this has also been adapted, and another version produced for SLN site.
|5.||Moving Home / Clubs on the Move||Continuum of views.
ICT: design of newspaper front page
|6.||FORMULA 1 Racing||See new Formula 1 section below.|
|7.||What's on the Shirt||Investigation of companies which are sponsoring premiership teams, and their TNC credentials.|
& some updates for 2006
Remember to update the cards for the KICK OFF MYSTERY: Patrick Vieira no longer plays for Arsenal...
Also, head over to the LONDON 2012 page for a new ROLE PLAY by my colleague Miss Davidson. There are promotional videos to watch on the LONDON 2012 site, and your PE department may well have received a copy on DVD - keep an eye out for more resources related to the Olympics.
Also consider this CLASSIFICATION type task
Some sports need particular environments to take place. Make a list (or use GO to classify) sports that you would expect to be taking place in the following environments / locations:
a) Ice and Snow
b) The Seaside
c) A lake
d) Urban areas (Towns) - don't forget Parkour...
e) Area of Open grass
& which sports need the following weather conditions:
f) Strong winds
g) Hot, dry weather
EIA / SWOT analysis: Moving football ground - also use a CONTINUUM of issues.
Need to come to a conclusion: YES or NO as a final planning decision.
The actual decision is not the main aspect of the work, but how it is reached.
Need to consider the assessment criteria:
I would have added a link relating to the OLYMPICS in 2004, as there are plenty of opportunities there for education, but they don't let you add a link without getting permission and sending off e-mails etc. and just using specific terms. So I didn't...
Anyway, that's now over, and coming up next as a possible case study of various subjects, such as URBAN REGENERATION, there's the UK's OLYMPIC BID page.
1. ARSENAL FOOTBALL CLUB
Go to the Arsenal website by following the LINK HERE.
The website has details on all the first team squad which numbers in excess of 20 players at the time of writing. Map the countries from which they come. Also notice that from the home page there is a link to the Arsenal THAILAND site.
Can also use the ideas in the Geography Matters textbook to investigate the plans to move to a new stadium and the reasons for choosing the new site - not a popular decision with the fans but it makes good Geography. Did a mystery about a FISH AND CHIP shop on Elland Road.
3. FOOTBALL STADIA
You could explore the changes in areas around football stadiums. Some great large aerial photographs of a selection of stadia of top football teams are HERE. These can then be used to consider issues around relocation. We look at the reasons why many football stadia are being exchanged for a newer model.
5. MANCHESTER UNITED
As with Arsenal, they have a multi-national team.
A recent newspaper article also listed their various sponsors - would be an interesting area to investigate the various sponsor companies and consider where they are located geographically and how they have global links
VODAFONE: shirt sponsor
NIKE: merchandising partner
CENTURY RADIO: official radio station (also MU:TV channel on Sky Digital)
BUDWEISER: beer supplier
LADBROKES: betting partner
DIMENSION DATA: IT provider
FUJI: imaging partner; museum and stadium sponsor
7. CHANGING LOCATIONS
Download a SMART NOTEBOOK FILE which has details on the First Division teams of 1899 and the Premier League teams of 2007. This links in with the Geography Matters textbook.
8. FIRST PREMIERSHIP FOOTBALLER from various COUNTRIES
http://football.guardian.co.uk/theknowledge/story/0,13854,1554100,00.html - a find from Loobylou on SLN Forum - lists the first player from a number of countries to play in the top English league. Interesting mystery perhaps - for example, Eric Cantona was the first French player
9. Miss Muncaster's FOOTBALL MOVIE - check GATM shortly for this mini-masterpiece...
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