Children's Folkgames 2000
Subject Area: Childrens
Specific Topic: Arts,
Language and Social Studies
- Children will learn interviewing
skills and techniques.
- Children will learn to respect
and recognise the contribution of older people.
- Children will record the
everyday games that they play.
- Children will research and
record the games played by parents and older relations and neighbours.
- Art and photography
- Children will create new
images and ideas by combining the experience acquired in their games.
- Children will learn about
social change - old games V's modern games.
- Children will learn the
differences between urban / rural games.
- Children will anticipate
the type of games in the future.
Age group: 8 years and up
- Old school magazines; Old
additions "Irelands Own" etc.
- Interviews with older relations
Use of Technology
- Editing a universal anthology
with children's folk games, artworks and photographs.
- Tape recorder - to carry
- A recorded tape of the edited
- A web site - to display
Management - How will the project happen
- Preparation in the classroom
- students write out games as played by themselves
- Students collect the games
played by parents and Grandparents
- Students work in the classroom
and computer lab,
- Time Scale - October 98
- Hard Copy ·
- Web Site
- Pupils used their language
skills to interview people in the locality.
- Pupils had opportunity to
discuss the games and note similarities and differences.
- Different games were noted
& discussed from different parts of the country.
- Pupils learnt about Ireland
long ago & contrasted it with our present experience.
- Skills of editing were used
to write up the games
A valuable collection of the counting out rhymes, tongue twisters and
games as played by a the Third Class of 1999/2000 is available.
Tape not yet recorded.
The Children's Folkgames site was not updated since the very beginning
and none of the new games are on the site.