Multicultural Games

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by Alex, Chase, Peter Germantown Academy 6th grade     1997

State the name of your game and why you chose it.

The name of the game we chose is Shinny. We chose it because we wanted something active, and we like to run and hit a small ball. It interested us from all its aspects, and we enjoy playing hockey, whether it is street hockey, ice hockey or even field hockey.

List the countries where it is played and its origin.

The game Shinny actually was first played by the Native Americans in North America. Its roots, though, are practically universal. It was played in the 500 BC by the Greeks, by the Anglo-Saxons in the 12th century, and spread to the Dutch in the 15th century and even Russia in the 20th century.  Shinny was the root of all hockey games. Ice hockey, field hockey, or any form of hockey is based on the game shinny.

Describe how your game is played. State the object of the game. Clearly describe the rules.

List the equipment needed.

Make recommendations for what type of athlete would enjoy playing this game. What skills does it demand?


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