This collection of 23 Native games provides a number of different opportunities for physical activity outside of the context of an actual sport through interesting and cultural games from the aboriginal inhabitants of the continent, while still developing new physical skills and challenges within the activity.
The activities offer a way to motivate students to be physically active, while offering friendly competition (if desired), interesting challenges and a broader cultural awareness of the activities in which children of regions participate. It is motivating and fun, resulting in an attitude of eager anticipation for physical activity, not one of compulsion.
The activities come with an outline for a "Crown of the Klondike" competition that applies the games in a team format, should the teacher so wish, and the information on how to obtain the accompanying demonstration video file.
A great resource for use in a Daily Physical Activity program, or as a supplement to a Physical Education program.
*It is also highly recommended that the teacher have ready round robin sheets so that teams play a variety of different opponents in shorter games, rather than attempting to draw the activity out for a longer period of time against a single opponent (the ones I made and use are available in the store, along with playoff draws).
Using this approach keeps the students' interest and activity level high, and facilitates an organized and efficient approach that keeps the activity focused, and the students disciplined and on task.