Historical/Cultural Perspectives: Bekel is the Indonesian version of jacks and is commonly played by Indonesian girls. Bekel’s shape differs from westerns jacks; they are flat with a small bridge holding the two sides together. There is a small red dot on the top of the biji bekel, which is called a pit. The under side of the bekel is called a roh. There are small indentions or dots on one of the flat sides of the biji bekel while the other side is smooth.
Objective: TSW learn and play bekel. After they have had a chance to play the game the class with discuss the similarities and differences between bekel and jacks.