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CLIP 8502

Living with the Darhad - the Naadam Festival

Living with the Darhad - the Naadam Festival
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Key Info
  • Living with the Darhad - the Naadam Festival
  • Duration: 02:30
  • The Naadam Festival represents a rare opportunity for the nomadic Darhad families to meet up and do business. The festival usually takes place over the course of two days in July and is centred on what the Darhad refer to as the 'manly games' - archery, wrestling and horse racing. Even the children take part. This clip was first published as part of the BBC Tribe website: bbc.co.uk/tribe/index.shtml. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Geography

       Topic:

    People and the Environment: Tribes

  • Keywords: Asia, community, horse, Mongolia, race, sport, costumes, tradition, tribe
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful in the context of a unit on cultural understanding and diversity or a study of people and their environment. Ask your learners to identify and draw comparisons between the Naadam Festival and a similarly important event in their home region. In what ways are the two events similar or different?
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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