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The sport of Football Jean-Francois Charette and Madeleine Gagnon Target Audience This presentation is part of a lesson outline aimed for a grade 6 Phys Ed and Health class. The subject is on international soccer.

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The sport of Football

Jean-Francois Charette and

Madeleine Gagnon

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Target Audience

  • This presentation is part of a lesson outline aimed for a grade 6 Phys Ed and Health class. The subject is on international soccer.

  • Use of technology: during classroom phys ed teaching, power point presentations is an original way to present a subject. Students can also use technology (internet) to browse for information.

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Lesson Plan

  • Students will be able to:

    -Learn the origins, laws and key

    players of the game

    -Problem solving as a group

    -Discover the possibilities that soccer offers

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Origins of the sport

  • Soccer was invented in 1863 in England with official rules.

  • Before official rules were invented, people were playing a game were they would kick a ball with their feet. This was in China in 300 B.C.

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Laws of the game

  • 2 teams try to score in the opponent's goal by passing it over the goal line in between the goal posts.

  • Players are not allowed to touch the ball with their hands* (EXCEPT the goaltender)

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Equipment needed

  • Playing soccer is pretty simple, you need:

    • A playing area

    • A ball

    • 2 goals

    • Players

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Significance for other countries

  • In many countries of Europe and South America, soccer (or football) is the national pass time.

  • In 2004, when Greece won the Euro Cup, the entire Greek community of Montreal was celebrating in the streets with their flags proudly showing their colors.

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Attendance in Europe

  • During a soccer game between Arsenal and Real Madrid, ……… fans show up to cheer for their team.

    A) 10 000

    B) 50 000

    C) 80 000

    D) 120 000

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Attendance in Canada

  • During a soccer game between Vancouver White Caps against Montreal Impact, ……… fans show up to cheer for their team.

    A) 5 000

    B) 10 000

    C) 15 000

    D) 20 000

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Multiple Choice

  • Manchester United soccer team is nicknamed ………

    A) The Kings

    B) The Red Devils

    C) The Habs

    D) The Rich Cherries.

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True or False?

  • Manchester United fans are also know as Hooligans.

  • The Euro Cup is the biggest soccer tournament in the world.

  • Spain has won the most World Cup tournaments since it began in 1930.

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  • TRUE: Manchester United fans are also know as Hooligans

  • FALSE: The biggest soccer tournament in the world is the World Cup. It takes place every 4 years, just like the Olympic Games. The Euro Cup includes European countries exclusively.

  • FALSE: Brazil has won five world cups which is the most any team has won. Spain has never won the World Cup

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  • Member of the Gold Medal winning U.S. Women's National Team at the 1996

  • The youngest member of the 1991 women's world championship team, at the age of 19

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Answer: Mia Hamm

  • She was once a two-time national collegiate player of the year for the University of North Carolina.

  • She was on the 1996 and 2004 Olympic gold medal winning U.S. team as well as the 1999 World Cup team.

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  • Was born in Portugal and plays for the national team.

  • Plays for Real Madrid during the regular season

  • Is known for his great ball control and scoring abilities.

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Problem Solving

  • Name 3 benefits of playing the sport of soccer and justify them.

  • In groups of 3

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Possible answers

  • Cardiovascular fitness: a soccer player runs an average of 3 miles per game. This is very good for the heart!

  • Agility: Agility is important for balancing your body and your hand-eye coordination. When is this useful to you?

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Possible Answers

  • Socializing: soccer players are respectful to their opponents and display sportsmanship in every game situation (ex: end of game t-shirt exchange)

  • Available to all: even the most disadvantaged countries can make up a soccer ball and two goals to play with. This makes soccer the most widely played sport on the planet.