History of football

Learn about the history of football. Discover how the sport grew across the world and how it inspires national pride.

Ages: 8-11 Subjects: English, Arabic, Social Studies

Overview

Discover the modern history of football, from the early days of FIFA to the global game beloved by billions of fans around the world.

Resources

Activity Sheet 3: History of Football
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Lesson Plan: History of Football
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Teacher Resource: History of Football
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Activity Sheet 1: History of Football
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Activity Sheet 2: History of Football
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Activity Sheet 4: History of Football
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Information Sheet: History of Football
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Presentation: History of Football
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Quizzes

Quiz: History of Football (Ages 8-9)
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History of FIFA World Cup
Learn the history of the FIFA World Cup™, from the inaugural event in 1930, all the way up to the kick-off of the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar. Find out how the tournament went from being staged in Europe and South America to the truly global event it is today.
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