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Away Games classroom resources use the universal language of sport to help students connect with lives vastly different from their own—whether in a Delhi slum, an Indian reservation in Arizona, or a baseball field in Tokyo. Engaging, incisive, and fun, Away Games learning resources truly make the world a smaller place.

Sport isn’t always pretty or positive. But at its best, sport teaches commitment, teamwork, and sacrifice. For the billions of us who watch or play or coach soccer and cricket and baseball, it creates indelible memories that help define us as people, as parents, and as citizens. At Away Games, we believe sport can also create indelible bonds, across time, space, and lives.

  • Apache Skateboarders: Straddling the Past and Present

    Come visit with the White Mountain Apache skate team, 4WheelWarPony, as they test their courage and explore their identity on the site of their ancestral homeland, in this media gallery from Away Games. Born and raised on the spectacular White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona, these Apache skaters ride through the same lands their ancestors once crossed on foot and horseback. Through skateboarding, Apache youth rediscover their proud tribal heritage, stay in shape, and find strength and direction.

    Classroom Support Materials for this resource include Discussion Questions, an Activity, and a Background Essay. This resource is part of the Away Games collection.

    Grades: 9-12
  • The Apache Scouts: Traitors or Pragmatists?

    Learn about a controversial group of Apache warriors, known as the Apache Scouts, who helped the U.S. Army in the American Southwest during the late 1800’s, in this media gallery from Away Games. Elite hunters, warriors, and raiders, the Apache Scouts helped to track and defeat fellow Apache tribes who were resisting the U.S. Army during the so-called “Indian Wars” between 1866 and 1886. Collaborating with the U.S. Army, they played a decisive role in the European settlement of the American Southwest.

    Classroom Support Materials for this resource include Discussion Questions, an Activity, Connections, and a Background Essay. This resource is part of the Away Games collection.

    Grades: 9-12
  • Cricket in India and Pakistan: The Greatest Rivalry on Earth

    Discover cricket and the greatest rivalry in all of sport through intimate stories shared from the streets of Delhi, India, and a tutorial on the rules of play, in this media gallery from Away Games. When India and Pakistan play cricket it’s no longer just a game. The two south Asian neighbors were once a single nation living under British rule. Divided when they gained their independence from Great Britain in 1947, India and Pakistan have since fought four major wars and dozens of minor skirmishes. One thing that unites people on both sides of the border is a love of cricket—a game both peoples learned from the British. Painful memories arise each time the two teams face off on the pitch. Sometimes things get rough. But cricket between India and Pakistan also creates good will and helps keep hopes for peace alive.

    Classroom Support Materials for this resource include Discussion Questions, an Activity, Connections and a Background Essay. This resource is part of the Away Games collection.

    Grades: 9-12
  • India-Pakistan: History through Cricket

    Discover how sport is one of the best ways to get to know a culture in this media gallery from Away Games. Learn the rules of the world's second most popular sport, cricket, in a video tutorial. Once you know your innings from your overs, use the photo gallery to see how cricket is both a bridge and a barrier between nuclear-armed neighbors India and Pakistan.

    Classroom Support Materials for this resource include Discussion Questions, an Activity, Connections, and a Background Essay. This resource is part of the Away Games collection.

    Grades: 9-12

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