Women’s World Cup Kicks Off

SPORTS

Canada has kicked off (get it?) the Women’s World Cup, with 24 teams competing this year. (New York Times)

Check out our map of the countries competing for the cup, and customize it as the tournament progresses.

Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, and don’t forget to quiz yourself and your students on the “week that was” in the latest Quiz Connection.

Note: Current Event Connections is slowing down for the summer. Our column will continue to appear once or twice a week until mid-August. If you have an idea for a Current Event Connection, or want to share one of your MapMaker Interactive maps, let us know in the comments!

Check out our map of the countries competing for the cup, and customize it as your own. Use the trashcan tool to eliminate countries as the tournament progresses, and add markers with scores and photos of important games.

Check out our map of the countries competing for the cup, and customize it as your own. Use the trashcan tool to eliminate countries as the tournament progresses, and add markers with scores and photos of important games.

Discussion Ideas

  • Who is the defending Women’s World Cup champion?
    • Japan. Japan defeated the United States in 2011, when Germany hosted the 6th Women’s World Cup.

 

  • Who are the favorites in this year’s tournament?
    • According to leading oddsmakers, the United States is the favorite this year. The U.S. team has won two Women’s World Cup championship (1991 and 1999), as has the other major favorite this year, Germany (2003 and 2007).

 

 

TEACHERS’ TOOLKIT

New York Times: Women’s World Cup 2015: Door Opens for 24 Teams

FIFA: FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015—Group schedule and results

Nat Geo: Women’s World Cup 2015 map

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