Working in small groups, research traditional games. Include information on: Aboriginal name of game Aboriginal people who played game Equipment required Number of players Object of game Purpose e.g.: hunting skills, socialization Description of play How can you "modernize" or make adaptations to play today? Make equipment to play the game Present or teach game to the class. (Demonstration, written, poster, booklet, PowerPoint, videotape, Hyperstudio, poetry, etc.)

Working in small groups, research traditional games. Include information on:

  • Aboriginal name of game
  • Aboriginal people who played game
  • Equipment required
  • Number of players
  • Object of game
  • Purpose e.g.: hunting skills, socialization
  • Description of play
  • How can you "modernize" or make adaptations to play today?
  • Make equipment to play the game
  • Present or teach game to the class. (Demonstration, written, poster, booklet, PowerPoint, videotape, Hyperstudio, poetry, etc.)

© North American Indigenous Games Teacher's Resource, 2001 by The Winnipeg School Divicion No.1

Compare & contrast games from different Aboriginal people. (Written, Venn diagram, table, etc.) Learn how to play a traditional game as a class. Learn the traditional roots of a modern game: hockey, bowling, archery. Research the Aboriginal names of the traditional games.
  • Compare & contrast games from different Aboriginal people. (Written, Venn diagram, table, etc.)
  • Learn how to play a traditional game as a class.
  • Learn the traditional roots of a modern game: hockey, bowling, archery.
  • Research the Aboriginal names of the traditional games.

© North American Indigenous Games Teacher's Resource, 2001 by The Winnipeg School Divicion No.1

NAIG past & present flash activity

History Quiz - NAIG Past & Present

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Learning Objectives

The learner will:

  • Practice research, creative, and analytical thinking skills
  • Describe a traditional Aboriginal game
  • Recognize links between traditional Aboriginal games and games played in their own culture today

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