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17 08, 2017

Acceleration – Physics definitions

By |2018-05-31T11:49:28-07:00August 17th, 2017|Physics|2 Comments

Pedaling will make her accelerate. So will going downhill. Acceleration is a way to measure how fast something is speeding up. Suppose you are riding your bike. You start out going very slowly, hardly pedaling at all. Now you begin to pedal as hard as you can, to speed up - you are [...]

11 06, 2017

Bicycle races – Central Asia projects

By |2019-02-13T20:46:41-07:00June 11th, 2017|Central Asia, Games, West Asia|0 Comments

Kids having a bike race - A bicycle race can stand in for a horse race on Central Asia day Horse race or bicycle race? In ancient Central Asia, people loved to ride horses and often raced their horses for fun. You probably don't have horses you can race (though that would be a [...]

11 06, 2017

Hosting a medieval tournament – an activity

By |2017-06-11T10:29:10-07:00June 11th, 2017|Games, Medieval, War|0 Comments

Modern-day re-enactors having a tournament Tournaments were a common form of entertainment in the Middle Ages. A group of knights came together at the castle of some powerful duke or king, and they would spend the day fighting each other for prizes, sometimes one against one, and sometimes in teams. Tournaments took the [...]

11 06, 2017

Islamic polo project – Medieval Islam

By |2019-09-18T07:50:13-07:00June 11th, 2017|Islam|2 Comments

Men playing polo When was polo invented? Polo was first invented in the Islamic Empire, during the Abbasid period (as far as we can tell). Probably it comes from earlier Central Asian horseback games. Many Central Asian soldiers fought in the Abbasid army, so they may have brought their games with them. About [...]

31 05, 2017

Playing jacks – Central Asian games project

By |2018-04-16T12:35:53-07:00May 31st, 2017|Central Asia, Games|0 Comments

Playing jacks To get a better idea what it was like to be a kid in Central Asia, try playing some of the games that they played. Playing jacks is a good easy place to start, and you can do it anywhere. This video will show you how to play jacks. You don't really need [...]