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Quality Lesson Plans for Outdoor Education

Quality Lesson Plans for Outdoor Education

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    Outdoor activity and adventure is a growing field, but unfortunately, many teachers and recreation leaders and outdoor instructors find themselves without adequate resources to plan and deliver an effective outdoor program. Quality LessonPlans for Outdoor Education is a flexible, easy-to-use reference that helps physical educators, youth and outdoor recreation leaders, and camp and resort leaders deliver effective outdoor activities.

    This resource presents the following features:

    • 21 units with 140 sound lesson plans that are field tested and flexible—meaning they can be adapted for any leader’s use

    • Quick and easy yet thorough and systematic planning and delivery of outdoor topics

    • CD-ROM with printable lesson plans, worksheets, assessment tools, and more to help leaders deliver a complete, individualized program

    Quality Lesson Plans for Outdoor Education is useful for experienced professionals and veteran practitioners. Outdoor leaders will discover an abundance of ideas that can make their jobs easier, enrich their teaching knowledge, and broaden their current programs.

    The CD-ROM allows users to search for and print only the lessons they plan to use. The CD-ROM contains all the units featured in the book in addition to 8 units that are not included in the book.

    The book provides additional information for teaching in the outdoors, the core skills needed for successful experiences, and 21 activity units composed of 140 lessons. Each chapter presents the purpose of the lessons, the learning outcomes, equipment required, operating principles, skill sets, and risk management. This overview is followed by a series of detailed lesson plans. The resource contains everything needed for delivering each activity.

    Quality Lesson Plans for Outdoor Education is a great resource for teachers and outdoor leaders, grounding them in the essentials of outdoor education, streamlining their preparation, and paving the way for a smooth delivery of effective outdoor education.

    Audience

    Reference for high school physical education teachers, classroom teachers, recreation leaders, and outdoor educators. Also a reference for undergraduate students in physical education, recreation, and outdoor courses and for camp and resort recreation leaders.

    Table of Contents

    Unit 1. Core Camping Skills

    Rolf Kraiker, Deborah Kraiker, and Andrew Foran

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1. Campsite Selection

    Lesson 2. Knots and Ropes

    Lesson 3. Tents, Shelters, and Sleeping Bags and Pads

    Lesson 4. Backpacks

    Lesson 5. Stoves

    Lesson 6. Fires

    Lesson 7. Food Preparation and Menu Planning

    Lesson 8. Knives, Saws, and Hatchets

    Lesson 9. Checklists and Specialized Kits

    References and Resources

    Unit 2. Navigation

    Sean Dwyer

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1. Compass Parts and Use

    Lesson 2. Components of a Topographic Map

    Lesson 3. Using Map and Compass Together

    Lesson 4. GPS (Part 1)

    Lesson 5. GPS (Part 2)

    Lesson 6. Using GPS and Map Together

    Lesson 7. Route Planning

    Lesson 8. Route Selection and Finding

    Lesson 9. Geocaching

    References and Resources

    Unit 3. Environmental Ethics: Caring for Resources

    Andrew Foran

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1. Connecting to the Natural World

    Lesson 2. Trail Impact

    Lesson 3. Campsite Selection

    Lesson 4. Human Waste Management

    Lesson 5. Cleaning Dishes in the Backcountry

    Lesson 6. Campfires

    Lesson 7. Environmental In-Camp Practices

    References and Resources

    Unit 4. Hiking and Backpacking

    Sean Dwyer

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1. Hiking and Backpacking Equipment

    Lesson 2. Ethical Practices in the Wilderness

    Lesson 3. Day Hike

    Lesson 4. Fire-Building and Lighting Techniques

    Lesson 5. Footwear and Foot Care

    Lesson 6. Backpacks

    Lesson 7. Maintaining Comfort and Safety in Camp and on the Trail

    Lesson 8. Backpacking Expedition

    References and Resources

    Unit 5. Rock Climbing

    Darlene Thomasina Pidgeon

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1. Introduction and Preparation

    Lesson 2. Top Rope and Belaying

    Lesson 3. Belaying Review and Climbing Technique

    Lesson 4. Bouldering and Games

    References and Resources

    Unit 6. Mountain Biking

    Amanda Stanec

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1. Bike Safety and Sizing Your Bike

    Lesson 2. Identifying Bike Parts and Bike Maintenance

    Lesson 3. ABC Check, Gear Changing, and Pedaling Technique

    Lesson 4. Ascending and Descending Hills Without Obstacles

    Lesson 5. Environmental Awareness and Maneuvering Around Obstacles

    Lesson 6. Ascending and Descending Hills With Obstacles

    Lesson 7. Hopping Logs and Other Obstacles

    Lesson 8. Small-Group Ride and Etiquette

    References and Resources

    Unit 7. Flatwater Canoeing

    Kevin Redmond

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1. Equipment Fitting, Entries, and Exits

    Lesson 2. Getting Wet to Get Comfortable

    Lesson 3. Balancing, Jumping Out, and Climbing In

    Lesson 4. Rescues

    Lesson 5. Introductory Turns, Pivots Spins, and Sideways Displacement

    Lesson 6. Paddling Circles and Straight Lines

    References and Resources

    Unit 8. Whitewater Canoeing

    Kevin Redmond

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1. Gearing Up and Rescues

    Lesson 2. Basic Whitewater Strokes and Maneuvers

    Lesson 3. Intermediate Whitewater Strokes and Maneuvers

    Lesson 4. Introduction to the River

    Lesson 5. River Running

    References and Resources

    Unit 9. Sea Kayaking

    Mark Dykeman and Kevin Redmond

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1. Getting Started

    Lesson 2. Kayak Feel, Tilt, and Strokes

    Lesson 3. Kayak Rolling

    Lesson 4. Paddle Strokes

    Lesson 5. Sea Kayak Tour

    References and Resources

    Unit 10. Nordic Skiing

    Sean Dwyer

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1. Fitting Participants for Nordic Ski Gear

    Lesson 2. Introductory Skills and Classic Ski Technique (Diagonal Stride)

    Lesson 3. Classic Ski Technique (Diagonal Stride)

    Lesson 4. Double Pole and Kick Double Pole

    Lesson 5. Putting It All Together

    Lesson 6. Endurance Ski Using Classic Ski Technique

    Lesson 7. Ascending and Descending Hills

    Lesson 8. Skate Skiing—Two-Skate Technique

    Lesson 9. Skate Skiing—One-Skate Technique and Skate Turning

    Lesson 10. Relay Race, Obstacle Course, or Ski Tour

    References and Resources

    Unit 11. Snowshoeing

    Sean Dwyer

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1. Equipment Selection and Walking Technique

    Lesson 2. Recognizing Hazards, Managing Hazards, and Finding Routes

    Lesson 3. Hill Ascending and Descending Techniques

    Lesson 4. Running in Snowshoes

    Lesson 5. Snowshoe Walk Through Nature Area

    References and Resources

    Unit 12. Archery

    Sean Dwyer

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1. Getting Ready

    Lesson 2. Shooting Technique

    Lesson 3. Aiming

    Lesson 4. Shooting Technique—Feedback and Self-Correction

    Lesson 5. Tournament Target Shooting

    Lesson 6. Archery Games

    References and Resources

    Unit 13. Fly Casting and Fly Fishing

    Len Rich and Kevin Redmond

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1. Yarn Casting Progressions

    Lesson 2. Fly-Fishing Equipment and Assembly

    Lesson 3. Attaching the Leader

    Lesson 4. Attaching the Tippet and Fly

    Lesson 5. Casting the Fly Rod

    Lesson 6. Applying Fly-Fishing Principles

    Lesson 7. Live-Release Fishing

    References and Resources

    Unit 14. Whitewater Kayaking

    Mark Dykeman and Kevin Redmond

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1 Getting Started

    Lesson 2 Kayak Feel, Tilt, and Strokes

    Lesson 3 Kayak Rolling

    Lesson 4 Paddle Strokes

    Lesson 5 Introduction to Moving Water

    Lesson 6 River Features and Surfing

    References and Resources

    Unit 15. Alpine Skiing

    David Chorney

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1 Getting Started

    Lesson 2 Flat-Surface Skiing

    Lesson 3 Working on the Bunny Hill

    Lesson 4 Moving Down the Bunny Hill

    Lesson 5 Introduction to Parallel Skiing and Stopping

    Lesson 6 Navigating Slopes

    References and Resources

    Unit 16. Telemark Skiing

    David Chorney

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1 Telemark Skills—Getting Started

    Lesson 2 Telemark Turning

    Lesson 3 The Backcountry—Avalanche Awareness

    Lesson 4 Setting Out for Backcountry Adventure

    Lesson 5 Backcountry Day Tour

    References and Resources

    Unit 17. Spin-Cast Fishing

    Tara Marshall

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1 Assembling the Rod

    Lesson 2 Attaching the Terminal Tackle

    Lesson 3 Casting

    Lesson 4 Catch-and-Keep Versus Catch-and-Release

    References and Resources

    Unit 18. Weather

    Justin Barlow, Kathlyn Harpman, and Matthew Ngo

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1 Determining Barometric Pressure

    Lesson 2 Determining Wind Direction

    Lesson 3 Determining Wind Speed

    Lesson 4 Constructing a Thermometer

    Lesson 5 Determining Evaporation Rate

    Lesson 6 Observing and Recording Cloud Types

    Lesson 7 Putting It All Together—Predicting the Weather

    Lesson 8 Other Methods of Weather Prediction

    References and Resources

    Unit 19. Staying Safe and Comfortable in the Outdoors

    Andrew Foran and Janel Swain

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1 Thermoregulation—Heat Loss

    Lesson 2 Thermoregulation—Heat Production

    Lesson 3 Consequences of Poor Thermoregulation

    Lesson 4 Controlling Thermoregulation

    Lesson 5 Alternative Strategies for Thermoregulation

    Lesson 6 Hydration

    Lesson 7 Water Purification

    Lesson 8 Energy Management—Caloric Intake

    Lesson 9 Foot, Skin, and Eye Care

    References and Resources

    Unit 20. Risk Management

    Blair Doyle

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1 Land Hazards

    Lesson 2 Moving-Water Hazards

    Lesson 3 Lake and Ocean Hazards

    Lesson 4 Rescues and Hypothermia

    Lesson 5 Weather Hazards

    Lesson 6 Applying Risk Models

    Lesson 7 Establishing a Risk Management Plan

    Lesson 8 Establishing Emergency Procedures

    Lesson 9 Case Comparison

    Lesson 10 Wilderness First Aid

    References and Resources

    Unit 21. Leadership and Group Development

    Zacchari Crouse

    Equipment

    Site Selection

    Social Skills and Etiquette

    Risk Management

    Unit Organization

    Lesson 1 Human Needs in the Outdoors

    Lesson 2 Icebreakers

    Lesson 3 Trust Activities

    Lesson 4 Situational Leadership

    Lesson 5 Group Development

    References and Resources

    About the Author

    Kevin Redmond, MPE, is a physical education teacher at Gonzaga High School in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He served as national chairperson for Paddle Canada’s Technical and Program Development committees and was the second person in Canada to be awarded Master Canoe Instructor as advanced instructor trainer in the disciplines of lakewater canoeing, moving-water canoeing, and canoe tripping.

    Redmond, who has taught physical education and outdoor activities for 30 years at the community, K-12, and university levels, was awarded the National Award of Merit for his contribution to canoeing in Canada. He has worked in the camp system as a counselor, aquatics director, program director, and camp director. He also was a lead contributor in physical education curriculum development that introduced mandatory outdoor curriculum components in Newfoundland and Labrador. Redmond is an award-winning photographer and has completed work for various tourism agencies, such as Parks Canada, and adventure gear manufacturers throughout North America. In his spare time, Redmond enjoys photography, skiing, and salmon fishing.

    Andrew Foran, PhD, is an associate professor and chair of the teacher education program at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Dr. Foran is a wilderness and remote first aid instructor trainer for the Canadian Red Cross and is certified as a canoe tripping instructor and canoe flatwater instructor by the Canadian Recreational Canoeing Association. He has taught outdoor education leadership modules for Nova Scotia Outdoor Leadership Development and has received numerous grants to develop curriculum related to outdoor pursuits and leadership.

    Dr. Foran is a frequent lecturer and workshop presenter, having presented on a variety of outdoor and wilderness topics. He has developed curriculum for outdoor pursuits, leadership, and wilderness and remote first aid and has numerous publications to his credit. In his leisure time, he enjoys canoe tripping, geocaching, and leading backpacking expeditions.

    Sean Dwyer is a physical education teacher with Western School District in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He completed a physical education degree at Memorial University of Newfoundland and completed a master’s degree at the University of Alberta. He is a member of the Provincial Curriculum Committee for Physical Education. Sean worked closely with Kevin Redmond, among others, to introduce mandatory outdoor adventure components to the provincial curriculum. He currently runs a successful Outdoor Pursuits Club at his school, where students are involved in caving, hiking, night hiking, orienteering, winter camping, snowshoeing, geocaching, and camping. In 2005, he won the Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award for the Western School District. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, backpacking, and woodworking.