Students in England are learning about different countries by adopting World Cup teams and celebrating the cultures of the countries competing in the tournament. At one school near Bath, teachers are incorporating the World Cup into classroom lessons, and the competition has become a schoolwide theme. At another school, students are learning songs from other countries. "Student response has been tremendous -- many rooms have been transformed and classes have suddenly become experts on countries they had only vaguely heard of a few weeks ago," one teacher said.
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