Over Thanksgiving break I did some of my own research, in an attempt to find some historical connections between government, soccer, and politics in South America. Using information from the corruption I learned about Argentina, I searched online for similar topics, but rather than in the late 20th century, the early 20th century. I had no luck with obvious stories because there simply wasn’t as much media coverage on soccer during that time. Continue reading
This week to open up corruption in South America I did some investigating on some of the biggest, most powerful, and well known officials and leaders in soccer. I came across a man named Julio Grondona, the late former president of soccer in Argentina. Grondona died in 2011, marked as a sad day in Argentinian soccer across the world. Two of the most recognizable Argentinian world soccer stars of all time, Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi, spoke about the greatness of Grondona for Argentinian soccer’s growth and well being, as well as wishing his family and friends well in their time of mourning. Continue reading
Last week I was tasked with both preparing a lesson for T.Dan’s Spanish 2 classes and writing an argumentative essay.
For my lesson I decided I wanted to teach the class about País Vasco, one of the regions in Spain that I have been studying. Continue reading
Last week T.Dan and I met twice to discuss two different topics, Catalonia and the Basque region. The week before we discussed more about the history of these regions as well as Spanish history as a whole, this past week we narrrowed down our area of study. I read a few different articles prior to our first discussion. Continue reading
Today, I’m going to examine, through the lens of Game Theory, the most important game in the world, soccer (according to Yale professor Ben Polak)! Continue reading
Hello! My name is Peirce and I am a 12th grader at Westtown. For my independent project I am studying soccer and the role it has in history and in culture in both Spain and some countries in South America. Continue reading