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Games From Other Cultures

Are you tired of the same old sports? Chances are some of your students are too. This collection provides you with a selection of games and sports played around the world. Take a break from the ordinary and add some worldly culture to your PE lessons. You may just find some hidden sporting talent...
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Games From Other Cultures
  • Amy Watson says:
    This Dutch game is similar to the English game of netball. Basketball players may struggle with the idea of not being able to move with the ball. Once players get the hang of it, it is fast paced, fun and requires a good level of skill and teamwork.
  • Amy Watson says:
    I learnt this game at university. It is a mix between volleyball, soccer and acrobatics. To play skillfully and effectively it is incredibly hard (check out the videos), but playing it with variations is great fun. Use a lowered volleyball or badminton net and a smaller size ball and give students the chance to try something different.
  • Amy Watson says:
    This traditional Irish game is beginning to find its place amongst American schools. This website offers basic information, videos and links to ready-made handouts and resources. All you need to do is play the game!
  • Brännboll

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    Amy Watson says:
    The best thing about Brannboll is the fact that the rules can be so easily adapted. In fact, there is no governing body so the rules vary anyway. It is a common game in Scandinavia and will provide a nice break from baseball.
  • Amy Watson says:
    Here is one for winter lovers. This is basically a formalized snowball fight originating from Japan. It's perfect for a day full of snow. Just be sure to make some safety changes such as only being able to hit others below the shoulders (no head shots). Wear your warm clothes and have fun!
  • Amy Watson says:
    As the title suggests, this one comes from our friends down under. This video provides and informative history of the game as well as analogies to other sports. The video is detailed in its explanation of the rules and is very entertaining to watch. Try adding some skills to your lessons for entertainment and variety.
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