Traditional Games Social Studies Lesson Plan

Cross-curricular lesson plan to bring Traditional Indigenous Games in Alberta to life in Grade 4 & 5 Social Studies

Learn about the history, culture and social context of Traditional Indigenous Games in Alberta.

Lesson Outline
Time: 1 to 1.5 hours

  • Introduction
  • Discovering Traditional Games
  • Discovering How to Create Traditional Games Equipment
  • Kick Ball & Sling Ball – Crafting the Materials & Playing the Games
  • Ring the Stick – Crafting the Materials & Playing the Games

Lesson Objectives
This lesson connects to several of the Grade 4 and 5 Alberta Social Studies curriculum outcomes. The active and crafting elements also create strong connections to Alberta’s Physical Education & Art curriculum. The Move & Play through Traditional Games Lesson Plans and Activity Cards feature more details about how to play each game.

Watch additional Traditional Game demonstrations here

The Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association and the Be Fit For Life Network collaborated on this project to share traditional games with our partners in Alberta.

Target Audience: teachers, recreation & community program leaders

Cost: Free download