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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 Lesson Plans 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

    CD-ROM Contents
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Introduction

    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

    About the Editors
    About the Contributors
    How to Use the CD-ROM

    CD-ROM Contents

    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.