Information sheets on countries competing in the World Cup - for Project Work and can then be used in an assembly or presentation. Smaller plays e.g. with 6 speakers, is another option - see end of S.A. information sheet for suggestions on themes.
The writer, Sue Russell, has provided 'basic information' on each country in the first group, Group A: South Africa, Mexico, Uruguay and France - as an example of the kind of information that might be collected for a Countries of the World Cup project - with a few 'quirky' facts and jokes thrown in for fun! This information could be used as a 'check list'; or, alternatively, presented to the children as the material to be used in an assembly - the children choosing the information they wish to use to represent their assigned country.
The following list is the suggested template:
1. Name of Country
2. Capital City
3. Description/picture of National Flag
4. Geographical location
5. System of government including brief history
6. 'Economy' - exports/products specific to country
7. Interesting facts re: culture, food, heritage, etc
8. 'Quirky' facts
9. World Cup facts
These sheets are part of a World Cup package available off www.plays-r-ussell.com The collection consists of the following scripts:
â€¢ Quiz: One Hundred Things You Should Know About The World Cup (and maybe some you shouldn't!)
â€¢ World Cup: What it takes to be a Winner guided reading scripts based on P.R.I.D.E. (Positive Mental Attitude, Respect, Intelligent Choices, Dreams and Goals, and Effort and Education)
â€¢ World Cup Assembly - one referee taking on 32 entrants for this year's championship in South Africa!
â€¢ World Cup Leavers' Assembly - with a truly undisciplined set of teachers! (Participation of real staff encouraged!)
â€¢ World Cup Mini Assembly. 5 -10 minutes duration, just featuring 7 past winners plus 2010 host nation - South Africa.
Special offer this month: Buy one of the above scripts - get another free! For details, visit www.plays-r-ussell.com