Many games played around the world have similar characteristics.
An Inquiry into:
- the common aspects shared among games played around the world
- how access to resources affects the games that are played around the world
- how some games are suited to certain climates and environments
- What are the similarities between some world games?
- What type of resources are needed to play these games?
- How do climate and environment effect the choices that kids have for games?
Each week the students will learn a number of games from around the world. After being introduced to the game and playing it for a few minutes, the students will have to answer the following questions in their Sportfolio
- What is the aim of the game?
- What skills are needed in the game?
- What resources are needed?
- What country did the game originate?
Summative Assessment Task
The students will be required to create their own game using aspects of the different world games played in class over the previous 4 weeks. The requirements are: A) The game must be played using minimal resources and B) There must be maximum participation. They will have two classes to create the game and practice playing it in their group making necessary modifications along the way. They will then present the game to the other group (each class will be divided into two groups during the game creation part of the unit) and have them play their game.
After playing the game, the students must comment on the following:
- What aspects of the game were similar to the world games played in earlier in the unit? Give examples.
- What was the main aim of the game?
- Do you feel that the game allowed for maximum participation. Give examples.
How can this assessment be Differentiated?
I will create a simple rubric that some kids will be able to do instead of answering the above questions in written form. This rubric will be posted soon....