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Sports writing in Senegal

You are a sports writer working for a Senegalese newspaper.  Describe what the atmosphere might be like in a stadium for a wrestling final.

Handout

Link to 'Sports writer in Senegal' pdf

How this fits

This scenario invites people to think about cultural differences between countries.  Comparisons might be made with sporting events in the UK.

Curriculum links

Geography:

1.7a Appreciating the differences and similarities between people, places, environments and cultures to inform their understanding of societies and economies.

2.1a Ask geographical questions, thinking critically, constructively and creatively.

Citizenship: 

1.3d Exploring community cohesion and the different forces that bring about change in communities over time.

Where to go

Wrestling; Education & Jobs.

What to watch

Welcome to Senegal! (video); Henna (video).

Follow-up questions

  1. How might wrestling be helping to reduce crime in Senegal?
  2. What other sports are popular in Senegal and around the world?

Tags: development; poverty; population & settlement; employment

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