Saturday, October 2, 2010

Tribes Tag

Tribes Tag

This game is a great extension activity for students who are learning about Native American tribes in their classroom.

Equipment Needed:
3 soft objects used for tagging players (ex. small pieces of pool noodles, yarn balls, or rubber rings)
2 pieces of paper with a list of tribe names....see "notes" section below.

Explanation of Game:

This is tag with NO SAFE.  Players continue to move throughout the playing area for 2-3 minutes, until teacher gives them a signal to stop.  Rotate taggers every round.

To begin the game, select 3 taggers to begin on the end line.  Choose 2 people to be the “tribe leader or chief”.  Taggers carry the noodle with them and use it for tagging players.   The tribe chiefs will stand in opposite corners of the gym with a list of the tribe names. Players begin in personal space or on the opposite end line.  When everyone yells “TRIBES TAG” the game begins.

If a player is tagged, they go to one of the tribe chiefs and they have to say the name of one Indian tribe.  (Chiefs check the list to be sure the answer is correct)  If a tagged player can not remember the name of a tribe, they must wait for another player to be tagged and listen to their answer. 

Below is a list of Michigan Indian Tribes
Chippewa (OJIBWE)

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