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Welcome to the World Games Elective course! 

Description: This upper level elective course is designed for the student who wishes to explore activites that are played throughout the world. These are creative and challenging for both the mind and body, with emphasis on cultural history and game play. Strength and Conditioning will be utilized for these activities, and there will be times where this domain will be needed to help the student better prepare for a successful participation in the unit covered.
 
 
Possible units could include:
 
Soccer: is played by 250 million players in over 200 countries and dependencies, making it the world's most popular sport. The Laws of the Game were originally codified in England by The Football Association in 1863.
 
Games of the North: For thousands of years, traditional Inuit sports have been vital for survival within the unforgiving Arctic. Acrobatic and explosive, these ancestral games evolved to strengthen mind, body and spirit within the community. The Games of the North are a type of Olympic games played by people living north of the Arctic Circle.
 
 
Sepak takraw (Malay: "kick/sepak"; Thai: "takraw"; Lao: "ka-taw"; Filipino: "sipa") [1] or kick volleyball is a sport native to Southeast Asia, resembling volleyball, except that it uses a rattan ball and only allows players to use their feet, knee, chest and head to touch the ball. It is a popular sport in Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Laos, Philippines and Indonesia.
 
 
Badminton: The beginnings of badminton can be traced to mid-18th century British India, where it was created by British military officers stationed there. Since 1992, badminton has been an Olympic sport with five events: men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles, and mixed doubles, in which each pair consists of a man and a woman. At high levels of play, especially in singles, the sport demands excellent fitness: players require aerobic stamina, agility, explosive strength, speed and precision. It is also a technical sport, requiring good motor coordination and the development of sophisticated racquet movements.
 

Gaelic Football: Originated in Ireland. It's also played in England, Australia, and the U.S. It is a combination of soccer and football. We may play a form of rugby, which is similar.
 
 
Jeu de Boules: This game came from France and is played in France. It's similar to Bocce ball.
 
 
Culturally Diverse Cooperative Challenges: This activity presents 12 culturally diverse cooperative challenges that have origins (or are very well liked) in various countries. The challenges can help students develop a sense of balance, agility, and physical conditioning within a supportive atmosphere. Students work in small or large groups to solve a common problem or goal. Individuals are responsible for following and giving directions, showing sensitivity toward their peers’ limitations, and taking part in the group decision-making process. Elements of trust should be emphasized.
 
KanJam: A frisbee based game from the US, this combines accuracy, speed, counting, and is pretty fun!
 
Kubb: A lawn game from Sweden where the object is to knock over wooden blocks, known as 'kubbs', by throwing wooden batons(femurs) at them. Kubb can perhaps be describes as a combination of bowling and horseshoes with significantly more strategy.
 
 
Visual example of KanJam!!!
document Badminton: At A Glance   --  Study Guide for Badminton.