Wednesday, 20 June 2018

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Learn how Russia prepared to host the World Cup, 2018. Find out about the host cities, the countries competing and the history of the World Cup.

Discovery Education has released resources created for use across Key Stage 2 to celebrate the World Cup and to help students learn about its 2018 host nation, Russia. Through videos, children can learn about Russia and the 2018 World Cup and explore some important events in World Cup history. Use the factfiles to read about the participating teams, the host cities and some special World Cup moments.  

The activities offer opportunities for children to test their knowledge of the flags, colours and players of participating countries, as well as answer some general knowledge questions about Russia and the tournament.

Note: You need your school login to access these resources.  Please contact Adrian Jarratt if you require a  login.

Amazing Discovery Education World Cup Resources

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