Kerry Dyke, our fellow Middle School teacher has been implementing a great unit on Multicultural games for a number of years here at International School Bangkok. I have teamed up with him and we now have re-vamped and improved the unit.
Here's how the project is going to work...
- Students work alone, in pairs or three's.
- They research a physically active game unique to their or another culture.
- They will write a blog post which explains the game, includes pictures and the basic rules of the game and explains the games unique features relevant to their culture.
- They also plan a short teaching lesson which they deliver to their peers. The class is divided into small groups to make the teaching itself less daunting.
- Students will then deliver this lesson to their peers. The lesson is recorded on the flip camera
- Students will be expected to work with the recorded video to create a 1-3 minute video which assists explaining the game and shows them teaching. This will be uploaded to You Tube and embedded into their blog page.
- The final part of the assessment requires them to reflect on the process writing a blog post about it.