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The World Cup: A Fair Game?

A cross-curricular resource to engage learners critically with issues of fairness and equality.
Alice, 16, takes part in a football match for her mixed-gender school team in Malawi.

Fully updated for 2018, this cross-curricular resource for 9-14 year olds uses the World Cup to develop critical thinking around issues of fairness and equality.

Test your World Cup knowledge with this fun online quiz. Investigate geographical similarities and differences, play World Cup Trumps and compare a range of statistics, explore gender inequality through the lens of football, and consider how fairness relates to rules in general.

Use real-life statistics and the World Cup to engage learners and enable them to see the practical relevance of maths, English, geography, and PE in the world around them.

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