Using the World Cup as a learning opportunity. Draw a footballer in pencil or find a colouring picture. Research one of the countries playing in the World Cup Finals 2010. Fill your footballer with information about the country. A Footballer’s Diet.
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This task asks students to recall the features of a balanced diet and use that knowledge to plan a day’s meals for a footballer using South African delicacies.
this is required to help your intestines function correctly; it is not digested.
Mineral Salts: these are required for healthy teeth, bones, muscles etc.
these are required in very small quantities to keep you healthy.
Carbohydrates: these provide a source of energy.
these provide a source of materials for growth and repair.
these provide a source of energy and contain fat soluble vitamins.
Try to select traditional South African foods suitable for your player. Food is your body’s fuel and the better the quality of fuel you put in, the better your performance. You need to make sure there is a balance between the major food groups: fats; proteins; carbohydrates; vitamins and minerals; and fibre.
Have you ever heard of him?
Not only was he an inspiration to millions with his feet he is now making a stand for good with his mouth…
Paired work investigation
In pairs, have your group act out a post-match interview – one takes the role of one of the players above, and one the interviewer. Make sure they take time to think up the questions and to get into role. Alternatively, they could take on the role of a football commentator, describing each player in turn.
This task asks you to assess the organisation of the cup in South Africa by looking at the distance between the stadiums and considering the impact of traveling around South Africa in order to play the games
A table showing distances between host cities
Distances measured in kilometres (km)
A) Making more sensible decisions about the venues
B) Using more green forms of transport
C) Allowing the cup to benefit more of the country as a whole