International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Research on the Popular Game Don Quixote and his Proposal for Innovation in Teaching Children, from Primary and Secondary Physical Education
Pedro Gil Madrona

The purpose of the current article is to present to the scientific and educational community the procedure of an investigation, its later adaptation and its implementation from the area of physical education in pre-school, primary education and secondary education. This article shows the procedure followed in order to approach from the P.E. classroom the universal novel entitled, The Ingenious Nobleman Don Quixote from La Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes, through the traditional games that appear in this novel.In order to achieve our goals, we first of all had to identify the traditional games within the novel. Once those popular games were located in the novel and we learned how to play them, we adapted them to the different characteristics of various educational contexts and designed a proposal of educational intervention, so that we could put the games into practice for the aforementioned educational stages. From our discipline, physical education, we are going to work out the motorfunction contents within the curriculum by means of the popular and traditional games that appear in the novel. By doing this, we will introduce our students to the study and knowledge of their own history and tradition. In addition to this, we will also contribute to the diffusion of the culture and the region of La Mancha in Spain to other students worldwide.

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