PEX Games

Contact Info:

pexgames5@gmail.com

www.ThePExGames.com

Services Available: Class

Description of Services:

Around the World in 8 Games

 Using the child’s natural interest in gaming and play, we teach relevant and memorable cultural experiences that facilitate learning about countries and people around the world.

 

 Educational goals:

 By introducing and safely playing the games from countries across the world, children grasp and   demonstrate beginning to intermediate physical movements as well as connect those positive experiences with their knowledge of a new culture.


We
work to:
    Introduce and explore the communities and cultures of 8 regions around the world;

    Develop and demonstrate age-appropriate body awareness, coordination and control through  targeted instruction and movement;

    Demonstrate in real-time the power of teamwork and fair play for problem solving and goal  achievement;

     Reach the students best served through kinesthetic instruction. 

Methods used:

Working with state-certified educators to align the activities with Common Core and NGSS Standards, along with on-site organizational staff, we determine the most relevant goal(s) for the population you serve.

We use three (3) methods to achieve these educational goals:

·         Pre-assessment of each student’s cultural and geographical knowledge,
·         Skill Demonstration during the activities and;
·         Post-assessment with a student keepsake to reinforce the experience once it’s finished.

         1. Pre-Assessment:
              
-Verbal Survey
           -Initial Observation of Skills
           -Student Knowledge based on large-scale map

2. Skill Assessment during game:
Each student must demonstrate basic proficiency in the skills required in the game as well as basic knowledge of the geography and culture of the country represented by each game before they progress to the next game. When they achieve the basic or intermediate skill level and knowledge, they will get a stamp in their passport.

          3. Post-Assessment:
            - 
A completed passport
          - Demonstrated skill
          - Verbal Survey
          - Review of culture, region, and game specific Vocabulary 
          (Did the students learn the words that correspond with the region and culture)

 Indicators of progress:

The students will demonstrate progress towards the learning goals when these indicators are present:


            -Increased knowledge of each culture engaged

            -Use of culture, region, and game specific vocabulary

            -Increased comfort in participation in the team activity

            -More Confident participation

            -More coordinated movement that more closely reflects ideal gesture of each game

            -Increased willingness to answer questions and demonstrate skills

            -Students indicate their environment

 

 

Grade Level: K-12 grade
Number of Participants: 12 min 250 Max
Duration: 1 class for 2 hours
Audience/Environment: Juvenile Justice; At- Risk; Community-Based; School-Based; Afterschool Programs; Out of School Camps
 Standards:   Mathematics:

Common Core-

MACC.K12.MP.1.1: Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
MA.5.G.3.Su.b: Recognize the faces of a three-dimensional object.

 

Social Studies:
SS.2.G.1.Su.a: Recognize map elements on a pictorial map, such as pictures and title.
SS.912.W.1.Pa.f: Recognize a characteristic of cultural identity.
SS.5.G.1.In.a: Identify current and historical information using selected geographic tools, such as maps, globes, and satellite image
SS.912.G.2.1 Identify the physical characteristics and the human characteristics that define and differentiate regions.

 

Foreign Languages:
WL.K12.NH.6.3: Recognize different contributions from countries where the target language is spoken and how these contributions impact our global society (e.g., food, music, art, sports, recreation, famous international figures, movies, etc.)

 

Physical Education:
PE.3.C.2.2: Understand the importance of safety rules and procedures in all physical activities.
PE.3.M.1.2: Strike a stationary object from a stationary position using body parts so that the object travels in the intended direction.
PE.3.M.1.8: Throw balls of various sizes and weights to a stationary partner using a correct overhand motion.
PE.3.R.5.2: List
ways to show respect for the views of a peer from a different cultural background.
PE.3.R.6.3 Identify ways to celebrate one's own physical accomplishments while displaying sportsmanship.

Fees:

$6.50 per Participant

$180 for Grant Locations only

 

Disciplines:

 

Multidisciplinary

 

Contact:

 

Jules Nelson
pexgames5@gmail.com
www.ThePExGames.com