ERIC Number: ED294684
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Children's Games: Resources for International Understanding.
Hatcher, Barbara; And Others
After a brief discussion of group games as resources for international understanding, this paper provides guidelines for discussing cultural games with children. Twelve games for students between 7 and 12 years of age are described. Games were selected for inclusion because they were: (1) generally cooperative in nature; (2) authentic and representative of a variety of cultures; (3) developmentally appropriate; (4) minimal in requirements for equipment and preparation; (5) rich in opportunities to compare cultural values; and (6) safe and enjoyable to play. Aboriginal, New Guinean, African, Guatamalan, Caribou Eskimoan, Congolese, Chinese, Icelandic, Mongolian, Jewish, Inuit Eskimoan, and international games are represented: Kotaut Mina Mieta, Evanena (Looking down the Pole), Boa Constrictor, Pin, Together-Air Ball (Collective Score Volleyball), Antelope in the Net, Helping Harvest the Land, In-and-Out-the-Windows, Yurt Circle, Spin the Dreidel, and Hopscotch. Citations are provided for 10 children's game books. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Childhood Education International (Salt Lake City, UT, April 6-10, 1988).