The Introduction of Minority Folk Sports Games into Primary School Physical Education Classes: Taking the Bamboo Egg Game from the Gelao Ethnic Group as an Example
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Minority traditional physical education
Bamboo egg sports
Primary school physical education class
Gelao ethnic group



Submitted : 2024-04-13
Accepted : 2024-04-28
Published : 2024-05-13


With the continuous advancement and implementation of the education curriculum reform in the country, course development has become more and more important. The existing resources of the school and the local unique ethnic characteristics are rationally used to develop the curriculum content in line with the student’s development, which is the responsibility of each educator. The bamboo egg game is one of China’s ethnic minority traditional sports activities. Its development is diverse in form, rich in content, has an ethnic interest, can let the students inherit traditional culture, and enhance the consciousness of cooperation. This paper analyzes and researches the importance and practicability of introducing bamboo egg sports into primary school physical education classes, which provides a reference for educators in the development of school-based curricula with minority characteristics.


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