Monday, November 02, 2015

Rugby World Cup Independent Tasks

Over the past few weeks we have been learning about the Rugby World Cup 2015. One of our learning tasks was that we had to choose three or more out of seven rugby tasks. Some involved maths, literacy and all kinds of cool ways to learn. I chose to do this because I was very proud and pleased with my work.

Task 8
Create a table showing the following information.
  • past RWC winners
  • past RWC host countries
  • past RWC years
  • past RWC captains of winning teams.

Host Country
Captain of winning team
New Zealand
New Zealand
Richie McCaw
South Africa
John Smit
Martin Johnson
John Eales
South Africa
South Africa
Francois Pienaar
United Kingdom
John Eales
New Zealand
New Zealand and Australia
David Kirk
Task 10
Pool Play Choose some data from this page and graph it in an appropriate graph. Make sure your information is correct and you give informative titles.

Task 11
Find out for EACH country and display in an interesting way
  • Team name
  • Captain
  • Population of country
  • Capital city
  • Famous landmark
  • A celebrity from this country that you have heard of before
  • A celebration in their country
  • An odd and interesting fact

New Zealand.   Team Name:  All Blacks.  Captain:  Richie McCaw.  Population: 4.4 million.  Capital: Wellington.   Famous Landmark:  Huka Falls.  Celebrity: Jonah Lomu. Celebration:  Waitangi Day (6 February) . Odd Fact:The longest place name in the world is Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu, a hill in Hawkes Bay.

Australia. Team Name: Wallabies.  Captain: Stephen Moore.   Population:  23 Million.  Capital: Canberra.  Famous Landmark: Sydney Opera House.  Celebrity: Hugh Jackman.  Celebration: Sorry Day and the Stolen Generations (26 May). Odd Fact:  The biggest property in Australia is bigger than Belgium.

South Africa. Team Name: Springboks.  Captain:  Fourie Du Preez. Population: 52 million. Capital :Pretoria.  Famous Landmark:  Table Mountain.  Celebrity: JRR Tolkien.  Celebration: Heritage Day (24 September).  Odd Fact: South Africa has the cheapest electricity in the world.

Japan. Team Name: Cherry Blossoms.  Captain: Michael Leitch.  Population: 127.3 million. Capital: Tokyo. Landmark: Mt Fuji.  Celebrity: Fumiaki Tanaka.  Celebration: Japanese New Year (1 January). Odd Fact: Japan is home to many different forms of martial arts. Karate, Judo, Sumo, Ninjutsu, Kendo, Jujutsu, and Aikido

France. Team Name: Les Bleuets. Captain: Thierry Dusautoir. Population: 66 million.  Capital: Paris. Landmark: The Louvre. Celebrity: Napoleon III. Celebration: Bastille Day (14 July). Odd Fact: France is the most visited country in the world: 83 million tourists in 2012.

Samoa.  Team Name:  Manu Samoa.  Captain:  Ofisa Treviranus. Population:  190,372.Capital: Apia. Famous Landmark:  Apia Park.  Celebrity:  David Tua.  Celebration: Independence Day
(1 June).  Interesting Fact:  Samoa became an independent country from New Zealand in 1962.

U.S.A. Team Name: Eagles.  Captain:  Chris Wyles.  Population: 318.9 million Capital city: Washington DC. Famous Landmark: Empire State Building. Celebrity: Brad Pitt.  Celebration: Martin Luther King Jr Day (3rd Monday of January). Odd Fact: The most dangerous city in the world last year is in the U.S.A; it is called Camden.     

England. Team Name: Red Roses.  Captain: Chris Robshaw. Population: 53.01 million.
Capital: London. Famous Landmark: Big Ben. Celebrity: Daniel Craig. Celebration: The Queen's Birthday. Odd Fact : England Includes many small Islands such as the Isle of Wight and Hayling Island.

Scotland.  Team Name: Thistles. Captain: Greig Laidlaw.  Population: 5.3 million. Capital: Edinburgh. Famous Landmark: Edinburgh Castle. Celebrity: Andy Murray. Celebration: Burns Night (25 January). Odd Fact: Scotland has over 300 railway stations.

Argentina. Team Name: Pumas. Captain: Agustin Creevy. Population: 43 million.
Capital: Buenos Aires. Famous Landmark: Christ The Redeemer. Celebrity: Lionel Messi. Celebration: Carnival (2015: 16 February). Odd Fact: The Dogo Argentino Dog, home to Argentina, can take down a fully grown puma.    

Georgia. Team Name: The Lelos. Captain: Mamuka Gorgodze. Population: 3,729,500.
Capital: Tbilisi. Famous Landmark: An architect's dream. Celebrity: Mamuka Gorgodze.
Celebration: Ninooba (1 June). Odd Fact: The ethnic Georgians call themselves Kartvelebi.

Tonga. Team Name: Ikale Tahi. Captain: Nili Latu. Population: 103,036. Capital: Nuku'alofa. Famous Landmark: Ha'amonga 'a Maui. Celebrity: Konrad Hurrell. Celebration: Heilala (4 July). Odd Fact: Tongans bathe regularly, but their favorite way to bathe is in the rain.

Namibia. Team Name: Welwitschias. Captain: Jacques Burger. Population: 2 million. Capital city: Windhoek. Famous Landmark: Etosha National Park. Celebrity: Jacques Burger. Celebration: Bank Windhoek Arts Festival. Odd fact: The Namib desert at 80 million years old is the oldest desert in the world.

Ireland.  Team name: Shamrocks. Captain: Paul O’Connell. Population: 4 828 138 million. Capital city: Dublin.  Famous Landmark: Blarney Stone. Celebrity: Hozier. Celebration: St. Patrick's Festival. Odd Fact: The world famous Guinness beer is from Ireland; it originated in the Dublin brewery of Arthur Guinness.

Italy. Team Name: Sky Blues.  Captain: Sergio Parisse. Population: 60,795,612. Capital city:  Rome. Famous Landmark: Leaning tower of Pisa. Celebrity: Dylan Sprouse Celebration: Befana 6th of January. Odd fact: Around  €3000 of change is thrown in the Trevi Fountain by tourists daily. It is then collected and given to Charity.   

Romania. Team name: Oaks.  Captain: Mihai Macovei.  Population: 19.96 million. Capital city: Bucharest.  Famous Landmark: Babele.  Celebrity: Sebastian Stan.  Celebration: The Traditional Crafts Fair. Odd Fact: Romania is the ninth largest wine producer in all the world.

Canada. Team Name: Maple Leafs. Captain: Tyler Ardron. Population: 35,851,774. Capital city: Ottawa.  Famous landmark: Niagara Falls. Celebrity: Justin Bieber.  Celebration: National Aboriginal Day (June 21). Odd fact: Canada is home to about 55 000 different species of insects.

Wales. Team name: Feathers. Captain: Sam Warburton. Population: 3,063,456. Capital city: Cardiff.  Famous landmark: Millennium Stadium.  Celebrity: Gareth Bale.  Celebration: St Davids day. Odd Fact: Mount Everest was named after Welshman Sir George Everest from Gwernvale, Breconshire.

Fiji. Team Name: Flying Fijians.  Captain:  Akapusi Qera.  Population: 858,038.  Capital. Suva
Famous Landmark: Rainbow Reef.  Celebrity: Nemani Nadolo.  Celebration: Fiji Day. Odd Fact: Fiji shares marine boundaries with Vanuatu to the west, New Caledonia (France) to the southwest, Kermadec (New Zealand) to the southeast, Tonga to the east, American Samoa, Samoa and Wallis and Futuna (France) to the northeast and Tuvalu to the north.

Uruguay. Team Name: Teros. Captain: Santiago Vilaseca. Population: 3,324,460.
Capital: Montevideo. Famous Landmark: Casapueblo.  Celebrity: Fede Alvarez.  
Celebration: Holy Week (Semana Santa). Odd Fact: The most common language in Uruguay is Spanish.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


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