Multicultural games

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Department of Education and Training

Learning and Teaching Division



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Sports and Games

Resource List
Barbarash, Lorraine (1997) Multicultural games. Human Kinetics, Champaign, Ill.
Bedford, Wilma and Robinson, Jenny (1998) The ‘Life. Be in it’ book of world games. Rebound Associates, Melbourne.
Coupe, Robert (1999) Play ball. Shortland-Mimosa, Hawthorn, Vic.
Coupe, Robert (1999) Sports for all. Shortland-Mimosa, Hawthorn, Vic.
Dramer, Kim (1997) Games people play: China. Children’s Press, New York.

Other titles in series: England, India, Italy, United States.

Erlbach, Arlene (1997) Sidewalk games around the world. Millbrook Press, Brookfield, Conn.
Games around the world: instructions for playing forty games from thirty countries. (1981) UNICEF, New York.
Grunfeld, Frederic V. (1975) Games of the world. UNICEF, Zurich.
Hall, Godfrey (1995) Games. Wayland, Hove.
Hall, Margaret (2002) Games. Heinemann Library, Oxford. Around the world series.

Also in this series: Sports.

Hope, Cathy (2003) String games. Longman, South Melbourne.
Koh, Frances M. ( 1997) Korean games. East West Press, Minneapolis, Minn.
Lankford, Mary D. (1998) Dominoes around the world. Morrow, New York.
Morris, Neil (2001) Get going! Martial Arts series. Heinemann Library, Oxford. Titles in series: Judo, Karate, Taekwando, Kung Fu.
Munro, David (1998) Sports & games. Federal Publications, Singapore.
Sujatna, Dede (1996) Indonesian children’s games. Paradigm Books, Bently, WA.

World Cup 2006

Lovelock, Damien (1996) Soccer: great moments, great players in world football. Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, NSW.

Morris, Mark (2001) Football crazy. Heinemann, London.
O’Connor, John (2002) The World Cup. Heinemann, London.
Thomas, Susan (1998) Football fever! Languages through football. MiniFlashcard Language Games, London.
Weltsprache Fussball. (2004) Goethe Institut, Munich. Photo set accompanied by teachers’ book in German.

Units of work

2005, International Year of Sport and Physical Education: Webquest. (Accessed 29/8/05)

‘The Asian Games – and the winner is…’ in Kiernan, Jan and Reeves, Howard (2001) Asia Counts: Secondary. Curriculum Corporation, Carlton, Vic.
‘The games we play: being included in and excluded from sports and games’ in Hamston, Julie and Murdoch, Kath (1999) Knowing me, knowing you. Dellasta, Melbourne.
“Korean folk games” in Access Asia: Secondary teaching and learning units. (1996) Curriculum Corporation, Carlton, Vic.
Merrin, Russ. ‘On your mark: 2005 United Nations International Year of Sport and Physical Education’ in Literature Base, May 2005.

Includes a booklist of picture book and fiction titles on sports.

“Playing games and having fun” in Kiernan, Jan and Reeves, Howard (2001) Asia Counts: Primary. Curriculum Corporation, Carlton, Vic.

Students explore traditional games from Asia and play games that use Asian Languages.

Suggested websites


Traditional children games from around the world. A website from an American school mainly contains information about different countries. This particular section has an interesting number of traditional games.

Germantown Academy: Multicultural Games. A website created to resource a grade 6 unit. Includes games directory, research tips, and lesson overview.

Multicultural, Cross-cultural & Intercultural Games & Activities A small part of a big website of group activities, games, exercises and initiatives. Examples come from a section entitled Children’s Folk Games

Hands-on Mathematics + Multicultural Education = Student Success Part of the Multicultural pavilion website. Very good on cross- cultural awareness activities.

National Geographic website Interactive on-line games. Samples for students to design their own.

Websites associated with upcoming major sporting events

2005 International Year for Sport and Physical Education.
Commonwealth Games official website – Melbourne 2006

Educational materials
Commonwealth Games Federation website
Asian games – Doha, Qatar 2006
Pacific School Games
Olympic Games – IOC website

Olympics – Beijing 2008

Winter Olympics – Turin 2006
World Cup – Germany 2006

FIFA information

Other resources available for loan

Conglak boards. Mancala game from Indonesia.
Japanese toys.

Box of assorted Japanese toys available for loan. Includes tops, kendama, otedama.

Yut-Nori games. From Korea.
LMERC also has pictures, charts and posters of games and sports. The Mathematics from many Cultures series has a number of posters of thinking games, cat’s cradle games and other maths games.

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