ActionAid schools | July 2014 | 1 How much is the World Cup costing Brazil? Lesson ideas and activity sheets
ActionAid schools | July 2014 | 2 How much is the World Cup costing Brazil?/Lesson plan ActivityResourcesCurriculum links Starter Explore the infographics poster with your pupils. Are they surprised about the amount the world cup is costing Brazil to host? Can they think of other things that governments might spend money on other than education and healthcare? How much is the World Cup costing Brazil? Infographic poster English: KS2/3 Spoken language PSHE: KS2/3 Core theme 3. Living in the wider world * Full curriculum links in notes section Main Looking at the statements pupils should pick one that they agree with the most. Using that statement pupils should conduct their own online research to create a short piece of persuasive writing, justifying their opinion with supporting evidence. Set your pupils off by reading our Case study: Gabriels story. Activity Sheet 1/ Statements Gabriel case study poster Activity Sheet 2/Persuasive Writing English: KS2/3 Writing composition Reading - comprehension Plenary Stick all the statements on one wall. Ask pupils to stand by the statement they have chosen. Ask a representative beside each statement to read out their persuasive piece of writing. Ask pupils if they still agree or disagree with their original statement now they have heard from other pupils in the class. Ask them to stand beneath a new statement if their views have changed. Can they explain why? Ask pupils to vote by raising their hand if they agree with the Brazilian government on spending 6.8 million or if they disagree. Activity Sheet 1/ Statements How much is the World Cup costing Brazil? Infographic poster English: KS2/3 Spoken language Introduction: Brazil is one of the worlds largest economies and is about to play host to the 2014 World Cup, but despite this period of economic boom, income distribution remains incredibly unequal. 16 million Brazilians live below the poverty line. Objective:To explore and understand that the Brazilian government has a choice about how it spends public money Outcome: Create a piece of persuasive writing
ActionAid schools | July 2014 | 3 Activity Sheet 1/Statements The World Cup will benefit everyone living in Brazil. The Brazilian government should have spent the money it used to build stadiums to build schools and hospitals. Hosting the World Cup was money well spent as it will create lots of new jobs for the Brazilian people. The World Cup wont bring any long term benefits for people living in Brazil.
ActionAid schools | July 2014 | 4 Activity Sheet 2/Persuasive Writing Title: Stating the writers point of view Introduction: Outlines different opinions on statement and summarises their point of view Paragraph 1: Writer outlines their opinions with supporting evidence from research Paragraph 2: Writer outlines their opinions with supporting evidence from research Conclusion: Writer suggests ways to address issues in the statement