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Pelota Mixteca, Noche de Rabanos, Oaxaca, Mexico
ACTIVITY 4 Ballgame Video

Watch then discuss a Mesoamerican Ballgame video: Juego de Pelota en Mesoamerica (Fundación Cultural Armella Spitalier), 2006. Be prepared to discuss the origin and development of the game, and the ballgame presence in Mesoamerica and the Mesoamerican world view.

If the video La Pelota Mesoamericana is not available http://www.ballgame.org can be used for information and visuals.
Then complete the Juega de Pelota Notebook packet.(El Juego de pelota notebook.pdf)

Just for fun play a timed game at http://www.purposegames.com/game/the-mesoamerican-ballgame-quiz
Materials
Juego de Pelota en Mesoamerica (Fundación Cultural Armella Spitalier), 2006
The Sport of Life and Death: The Mesoamerican Ballgame, http://www.mesoballgame.org/ballgame/
El Juego de Pelota Notebook prepared by Lynn Fernandez for the NEH Summer Institute 2010, “Mesoamerican Cultures and Their Histories: Spotlight on Oaxaca"



http://latino.si.edu/education/LVMDayoftheDeadFestival.htm

“Pasajuego Trailer” on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/133985414