Ancient Board Games (before 1700)

  • Overview

    In this unit, we will learn about board games created before 1700 AD.  The unit will be broken up into three assignments and concluded with a test.  For the first assignment, you will research information on five ancient games and write a one paragraph (minimum) description of each.  For the second part, you will create a simple mock up of the game you were assigned and teach other students how to play it.  For the third part, you will create a PowerPoint presentation describing your assigned game (including how it is played).  

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  • Part 1 - Research

    Step 1:  Find the game assigned to you in the following list

      Student   Game
     Dylan Ackerman  Hnefatatli
     Luis Barba  Bao la Kiswahili
     Tristan Brown  Royal Game of Ur
     Nicklaus Chingsam  Nine Men's Morris
     Joseph Delgado  Liubo
     Joshua Delizo  Lau kata kati
     Dillon Detavis  Ashtapada
     Anthony Duarte  Tuknanavuhpi/Hunting Animals
     Thomas England  Chaturaji (4-player)
     Nathan Finaldi  Pachisi
     Yakob Flores  Musinaykahwhan Metowaywin
       /Playing Leader
     Joshua Gallifent  Tsoro Yematatu
     Isabella Hall  Gomoku
     Emerson Harrington  Three Men's Morris
     Elamir Hebishi  Kilowis Awithlaknannai
       /Serpent and Stones
     Daniel Hejazin  Duodecim Scripta
     Abraham Hernandez  Gyan Chauper
     
      Student   Game
     Tristan Kelsey  Ludus Latrunculorum
     Miguel Lapus  Patolli
     Andrew Lara  Kalah/Kalaha
     Brandon Lara  Fang Qi
     Robert Lisardo  Halatafl (Checkers-style)
     Damarion Mitchem  Twelve Men's Morris
     Ricardo Montes  Shisima
     Carlos Morales  Egyptian Seega
     Nicholas Perla  Pretwa
     Tyler Persall  Xiangqi
     Gavin Ramirez  Zohn Ahl
     Noemy Rosendo  Shantranj
     Aiden Sheldon  Wei Chi/Go
     David Venegas  Mehen
     Dylan Vermette  Alquerque/Qirkat
     Sydney Wilson  Senet
       Shogi
       Fierges/Ferses
       Egara-guti

     
    Step 2:  Choose five games, one from each group listed below (Be sure to select the game assigned to you in Step 1)

      Group 1
     - Calculi
     - Gomoku
     - Halatafl (Fox Game Varients)
     - Musinaykahwhan Metowaywin
          /Playing Leader
     - Nine Holes
     - Shisima
     - Tant Fant
     - Terni Lapilli (3x3 grid version)
     - Three Men's Morris
     - Tsoro Yematatu
     
      Group 2
     - Alea Evangelii
     - Chaturaji (4-player)
     - Chaturanga (2-player)
     - Egyptian Seega
     - Hnefatatl
     - Ludus Latrunculorum
     - Petteia
     - Shantranj
     - Shogi
     - Xiangqi
     
     
      Group 3
     - Ashtapada
     - Bao la Kiswahil
     - Duodecim Scripta
     - Gyan Chauper
     - Kalah/Kalaha
     - Liubo
     - Mehen
     - Royal Game of Ur
     - Senet
     - Tabula
     
     
      Group 4
     - Alquerque/Qirkat
     - Egara-guti
     - Fierges/Ferses
     - Halatafl (Checkers-style)
     - Kharbaga
     - Kilowis Awithlaknannai
          /Serpent and Stones
     - Lau kata kati
     - Pretwa
     - Tuknanavuhpi/Hunting Animals
     - Wei Chi/Go
     
      Group 5
     - Dara/Derrah/Doki
     - Fang Qi
     - Nine Men's Morris
     - Pachisi
     - Patolli
     - Six Men's Morris
     - Twelve Men's Morris
     - Yakamaido/Pitarilla
     - Yunnori, Yut Nori, Yut
     - Zohn Ahl
     
     


     Step 3:
    • Download the Ancient Board Game Research Notes Worksheet.
    • Save the worksheet to your OneDrive as: P1LastnameFirstname-AncientGames
        (Please capitalize the underlined letters in filename as shown, do not add any spaces or commas)
    • Use the Internet or other sources to find information on the five ancient games you chose to research.
    • Use the worksheet to organize your findings.
    • Once you have completed the worksheet, put a copy in the Turn In folder on your class computer's desktop.
        (If you are not in class, you may email it to Mr. Gallery at eric.gallery@cnusd.k12.ca.us)


     Step 4:
    • Open a blank Microsoft Word document and put your name in the left side of the header.
    • Save the new document to your OneDrive as: P1LastnameFirstname-AncientGames
        (Please capitalize the underlined letters in filename as shown, do not add any spaces or commas)
    • Using your research notes, write a description of each of the five games you chose. 
       -Write at least one paragraph for each game.  Use complete sentences and proper grammer.
       -Use your own words.  Do not directly copy text (copy and paste, transcribe, etc.) from your source material.
           Points will be deducted for plagiarism.  Excessive plagerism will result in 0 points for the assignment.
       -Include links to the webpages you used as sources after each paragraph
    • Check grammer (syntax, capitalization, and punctuation) and spelling.  Points will be deducted for errors
    RECHECK GRAMMER AND SPELLING (have someone read it to you aloud to help find errors)
    • Once you have completed the document, put a copy in the Turn In folder on your class computer's desktop.
        (If you are not in class, you may email it to Mr. Gallery at eric.gallery@cnusd.k12.ca.us)

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  • Part 2 - Game Project

    Step 1:  Make a copy of the ancient game you were assigned.
    It does not need to be fancy and you do not need to go out and buy anything for this.  Simply use materials found around your home.  But, put some effort into it.  The board needs to be more than a quick sketch on notebook paper, and the playing pieces need to be more than just scraps of paper.

    Step 2:  Teach the game to at least one other student.
    Class time will be set aside for you to teach your game to other students.  You will need to demonstrate the game in action with another student.

    Step 3:  Turn your game in for a grade.
    Put your name on the underside of your game board.  Put your game pieces in some sort of container (ziploc bag, tupperware, box, etc.) with you name on it as well.  The game and all of its pieces will be returned to you after it has been grades

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  • Part 3 - Presentation

    Step 1:  Create a PowerPoint Presentation
    • Open a blank PowerPoint presentation document and put the name of the game you were assigned and your name on the title slide.
    • Save the new presentation to your OneDrive as: P1LastnameFirstname-AncientGames
        (Please capitalize the underlined letters in filename as shown, do not add any spaces or commas)
    • Using your research notes and any other research you need, create slides to describing your game.
        -Use at least one slide for each section shown on your research notes worksheet.
        -Present information in bullet points.  Do not use paragraphs and avoid using complete sentences.
        -When describing how to play the game, be sure to include how to set the game up.
        -Include pictures and graphics to enhance your presentation.  Only use images relevant to your presentation.
        -Use your own words.  Do not directly copy text (copy and paste, transcribe, etc.) from your source material.
           Points will be deducted for plagiarism.  Excessive plagerism will result in 0 points for the assignment.
        -Include links to the webpages you used as sources at the bottom of each slide
    • Check grammer (syntax, capitalization, and punctuation) and spelling.  Points will be deducted for errors
    RECHECK GRAMMER AND SPELLING (have someone read it to you aloud to help find errors)
    • Once you have completed the presentation, put a copy in the Turn In folder on your class computer's desktop.
        (If you are not in class, you may email it to Mr. Gallery at eric.gallery@cnusd.k12.ca.us)

    Step 2:  Present Your Game to the Class
    • On a specified day (to be determined later), you will present your game to the class.

    Step 3:  Listen to Other Presentations
    • Actively listen to all of the other presentations given by your classmates.
    • Take note on the provided PresentationNotes worksheet.
    • Save the PresentationNotes worksheet to your OneDrive as: P1LastnameFirstname-AncientGamesNotes
        (Please capitalize the underlined letters in filename as shown, do not add any spaces or commas)
    • After the test, put a copy of the PresentationNotes worksheet in the Turn In folder on your class computer's desktop.
        (If you are not in class, you may email it to Mr. Gallery at eric.gallery@cnusd.k12.ca.us)

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