Kyrgyz traditional games

APCEIU, ICHCAP & UNESCO (2022). Bringing living heritage to the classroom in Asia-Pacific: a resource kit. Bangkok: UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Bangkok.
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This lesson plan, designed for 4th-grade students in Kyrgyzstan, integrates physical education and social studies to explore the cultural significance of traditional games, Ak Terek Kok Terek and Altynshakek. By studying the rules and history, as well as playing these games, students not only develop physical skills such as endurance and coordination but also enhance their communication, teamwork, and, most importantly, gain a sense of responsibility for preserving Kyrgyzstan’s rich cultural heritage as the future generation. This lesson plan seeks to engage students in active learning, fostering an understanding of the games’ social function and promoting cultural awareness.

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Pages in document: 191-192

Related project or programme: Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Formal Education in Asia and the Pacific

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