As the FIFA World Cup started at the weekend, we thought we would list 10 of the best teaching football World Cup teaching ideas. Using world cup themed lesson plans is a great way to engage students. I think you will agree that there will be a lot of students who will be interested in it and you can use that motivation for learning in the classroom.
You do not have to be a PE teacher to get involved. Our lesson ideas can be used if you are a primary teacher, Geography teacher, History teacher, Art teacher or are a tutor looking for a theme for registration.
10 World Cup teaching ideas
- You could help pupils learn about the history of football, both for men and women.
- Learn about Qatar, where it is, culture, flag, language, etc
- Raise your pupils’ awareness of the controversy about holding the World Cup in Qatar; it’s on the news a lot.
- Why not take a look at all the different flags of the participating countries.
- If you want your class to work in groups, firstly, why not get them to research a country taking part in the world cup. Secondly, then get them to present their facts etc to the class.
- How many different languages are spoken by the participating teams?
- Help your pupils enter ‘The World Cup Reading Challenge’ which runs until Wednesday 21 December. You can find out more by clicking here
- Ask your pupils to design their own football kit with an explanation as to why they have chosen colours/patterns to represent themselves.
- For older pupils, why not ask them to write a report about a football game.
- Get pupils to be creative and explore variations of how to play the game, e.g. hopping instead off running. Then get them to act it out and have a vote for the best one.