Envisioning Southeast Asia
LESSON 3: From fragmented to shared histories: Sepak takraw
This lesson explores the historical origin of sepak takraw and its importance as a sport in the region.
|Subject||History / Social Studies|
|Topic||From fragmented to shared histories: Sepak takraw|
Regional identity in Southeast Asia can and has been created out of diversities and commonalities by regional organizations and through regional events as well as everyday activities such as popular sports, art, and culture. This identity is continuously evolving and contributes toward the envisioning of Southeast Asia as a region for the future.
Sports such as
sepak takraw reflect both the diversity and commonalities within Southeast Asia. The popularity of sepak takraw as a sport has a part in contributing towards a global understanding and interest in Southeast Asia as a region.
|No. of periods / lessons||2 to 3 periods (1 period is approximately 50 minutes)|
|Facilities needed||A/V equipment and Internet access to play the video clips (or hard copy with similar content)
Sources and handouts for distribution
|Prerequisite knowledge||Some familiarity with sports and the SEA Games
Completion of Unit 4, Lesson 2 on SEA Games preferred
By the end of the lesson, the students will be able to:
Download the lesson plan for details on the talks and activities suggested below.
1. Teacher talk
The teacher explains that the lesson will examine how the development of indigenous sports contributed to the development of regional identity.
2. Hook activity: Identifying different sports
The teacher displays photographs of different sports (on PowerPoint, handout, flash cards) and ask students to identify them.
3. Think-pair-share: Popular sports in Southeast Asia
4. Introductory discussion on sepak takraw
With the support of photographs or a video, students share observations about the game.
Suggested video: ‘An introduction to sepak takraw’
5. Group work: Find out more about sepak takraw
Students read and discuss an article on sepak takraw.
6. Group work: Historical sources on sepak
In groups, students study and reflect on a source. Then they present their findings to the class.
7. Teacher talk
The lecture explains the origins and development of sepak takraw in Southeast Asia and its spread through the world.
8. Class discussion
Students reflect on the link of sepak takraw and their identity, and how this sport reflects interconnections of Southeast Asia to the world.