Sport and game play can truly serve as an international language and this book provides a wealth of opportunities for teaching adolescents about the world while also helping them build the motor skills necessary to being successful in a wide variety of physical activities and sports. In this new book, each game is presented in a standard, easy-to-use format with a games finder and includes interesting information on the country of origin. The games included in the book will encourage students to tie it into a project in order to gain a better cultural understanding. Teachers will benefit from this book by using it in a classroom setting, either as part of a skill development unit of multicultural unit, or in conjunction with other subjects such as social studies or geography.
Gayle Horowitz is currently a physical education teacher at John Bowne High School, Flushing, NY and is responsible for creating and implementing physical education lessons, games and practices. Horowitz is also the head coach for the girls varsity volleyball team and has responsibility for the safety and well-being of all students.