What games do kids around the world play?
Students will research games played in other cultures/countries and share what they learn with the class.
Games We Play (DOCX | 258 KB)
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Download Rules of my Game (.docx)
Read one of the books suggested in Materials/Resources or another book with a similar message.
Discuss (as a class), using the following questions, and capture answers on the board or on chart paper.
As in these stories, games and traditions are often passed down through generations.
Show students the video of children playing Kanche (Kanche is also referred to as golli, goti, lakhoti, bahntay – or marbles in English).
Show on a map and discuss where this game is played. Ask students:
Show students how to play marbles on pavement. If you would like to play it in the classroom, you can set up the game using masking tape instead of chalk.
Ask students to learn a new game to share with the class. Students can:
Have students describe their game in the “Rules of My Game” template.
Have students share their learned game with their classmates by:
How does this game reflect the culture of the country it came from?
Have students assess themselves or work with you to assess using the sample reflection rubric. You may choose to co-create this rubric with students at the beginning of the activity and discuss what they should be focusing on.
Download sample single-point rubric and reflection (.docx)
With students, explore other games from around the world. For example:
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