Home Activities for Unit 1.1 Activity 2.1.2 What Games Did Our Parents Play When They Were Children? Following lesson 2.1.1, students interview their parents about the games they played as children. They prepare a poster similar to the posters prepared in class, with assistance from their parents if necessary. They use the following interview rubric: 1. What is the name of the game? 2. What is the aim of the game? 3. How would you describe the game? 4. How many students play? 5. How does the game foster cooperation? 6. How does the game foster competition? 7. What kind of skill is required to play the game? 8. What resources are necessary to play the game? 9. In what way is the game fun? 10. Where did the game originate? Do we know what country is the game originally from? 11. In what countries is this game played?
Using the posters that the students prepared as home, the teacher leads a discussion in which the students in class compare and contrast the various games they learned about. They compare the games played by their parents with the games they themselves play. They count repeated occurrences of the same games and examine variations of those games. On a world map, they color-code the countries in which the games discussed in class are played. From: Reimers, Fernando; Chopra, Vidur; Chung, Connie; Higdon, Julia; O'Donnell, E. (2016-07-28). Empowering Global Citizens: A World Course (p. 61). Kindle Edition.