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ERIC Number: ED130920
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Your Move! A Manual on How to Make and Play Some Popular Non-Western Games for the Elementary Classroom.
Ten games from non-Western countries are described, and directions for making the boards and pieces are given. Elementary-grade students can play all the games and one game can be played by preschoolers. Most involve moving pieces on a board in order to block or eliminate the opponent's pieces. The descriptions include comments about the makeup of game pieces in their native countries. For example, a Hawaiian game contains pieces usually carved from lava rock, and a Chinese game played by royalty would have contained ivory pieces inlaid with gold and jade. Other countries which the games represent include Korea, India, Japan, and New Zealand. To use the games in the classroom, one needs a hand drill, countersinks, masking tape, and sandpaper, as well as flat pieces of board and marbles or similar baubles. Diagrams of each game's lines are provided so teachers can cut them out, tape them to a board, and drill holes at the proper points. (AV)
Descriptors: Design, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Games, Non Western Civilization, Puzzles, Recreational Activities
Center for Open Learning and Teaching, P.O. Box 9434, Berkeley, California 94709 ($1.50 paper cover, 10 or more $1.00 each)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Open Learning and Teaching, Albany, CA.