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ERIC Number: EJ993229
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0730-3084
Games for Multicultural Physical Education
Murphy, Kelle; Maeda, Julienne K.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v83 n9 p37-42, 48-49 Nov-Dec 2012
Students from diverse, multicultural families and backgrounds fill today's classrooms. Diversity encompasses ethnicity, gender, ability level, learning style, English language learners, socioeconomic status, and cultural values. Educators have a responsibility to offer inclusive curricula tailored to the needs of all students. Teaching multicultural games is a fun way for students to learn about other cultures, as well as to perpetuate the traditions and history of various indigenous groups. The purpose of this article is to introduce two multicultural games that can be adapted and incorporated into a multicultural or interdisciplinary unit in elementary or secondary physical education. These activities are Hawaiian "'Ulu Maika" or "'Olohu" (Rolling Stone Disks) and Micronesian Rocball. (Contains 2 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii