9780736055024

Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Outdoor Education

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  • ISBN13:

    9780736055024

  • ISBN10:

    0736055029

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-10-07
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics

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Summary

Seven units complete with sample lesson plans and activities will help you develop your own outdoor education program.-Highlight character qualities and reinforce academic curriculum standards in a way that enhances students' abilities to make interdisciplinary connections.-Develop students' interest and motivation to learn more about the outdoors, themselves, and others.>Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Outdoor Education> provides teachers and recreation and outdoor leaders with outdoor activities as well as the expertise to expand students' understanding of the outdoors and develop their character. Units are included for challenge initiatives that don't require a ropes course, frontcountry camping, backcountry camping, outdoor cooking techniques, land navigation, casting and angling, and archery. Also discussed are rock climbing and canoeing and kayaking.Developed for teachers and leaders of children and youth aged 10 to 15, this book does the following:--Grounds readers in the principles of teaching outdoor education-Provides them with current practices-Details seven introductory, ready-to-implement units of outdoor adventure activities presented so that novices to a particular activity can teach that unit-Includes easy-to-teach, step-by-step experiential education lesson plans that focus on basic outdoor skills, with character development qualities linked to each lesson-Helps teachers meet NASPE and multidisciplinary national standards for students in grades 5 to 10In addition to the units and lesson plans, >Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Outdoor Education> provides teachers and leaders with the following:--Interdisciplinary connections in each lesson-Strategies for questioning students so that they find the answers and for developing character qualities within each lesson-Preparation, teaching, and assessment techniques for each lesson-Safety and teaching tips for each activityAnd because planning time is a rare commodity for teachers, the author has gone to great lengths to provide the background and help that teachers need in order to give outdoor education a try. In fact, through >Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Outdoor Education>, teachers and leaders have the tools and guidance to develop their own outdoor programs.Part Iintroduces readers to outdoor education and its role in school. It explores the foundations and methods for using outdoor education and highlights its interdisciplinary connections.Part IIprovides detailed instructions for the novice in conducting outdoor education lessons as well as unit plans for seven outdoor education areas with sample lesson plans and activities.Part IIIdelves into school programming, including planning field trips and starting a school-based outdoor education program.Outdoor education has grown to be a multidisciplinary concept. This book captures the depth and breadth of that concept, provides outdoor adventure activities, and details the vital components of fostering learning and character development through outdoor education. >Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Outdoor Education> will more than meet teachers' and leaders' needs in using the outdoors to educate children and youth aged 10 to 15.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
How to Use This Book xi
Part I Introduction to Outdoor Education and Its Role in Schools
1(28)
Defining and Teaching Outdoor Education
3(16)
Outdoor Education Defined
3(2)
Teaching Outdoor Education
5(8)
Fundamentals of Outdoor Education
13(2)
Highlighting an Embedded Curriculum
15(3)
Summary
18(1)
Foundations for Teaching Outdoor Education
19(10)
History of Outdoor Education
19(2)
Why Teach Outdoor Education?
21(1)
Supporting Theories
22(5)
Summary
27(2)
Part II Outdoor Adventure Activities for Schools
29(172)
Challenge Initiatives--No Ropes Course Needed
31(22)
Unit Focus
32(1)
Teacher's Role in Presenting Initiatives
32(1)
Teacher's Role During Initiatives
33(1)
Teacher's Role Following Initiatives
33(1)
Challenge Initiatives
34(1)
Challenge Initiatives Unit Plan---No Ropes Course Needed
35(18)
Cooperation and Trustworthiness
45(3)
Group Problem Solving
48(2)
Megainitiative---Cooperating Groups
50(3)
Frontcountry Camping
53(14)
Locations
54(1)
Shelter
54(2)
Food and Water
56(1)
Safety
57(1)
Campfires
58(3)
Frontcountry Camping Unit Plan
61(6)
Camping Safety
63(2)
Fire Building
65(2)
Backcountry Camping
67(22)
Locations and Types of Travel
67(2)
Planning a Backcountry Trip
69(7)
Steps of Trip Planning
76(1)
Backcountry Camping Unit Plan
77(12)
Climate Control, Personal Shelter, and How to Dress
79(3)
Climate Control, Personal Shelter, and Clothing Fabrics
82(4)
Energy Control and Backcountry Cooking
86(3)
Outdoor Cooking Techniques
89(16)
Stick Roasting
89(1)
Tin-Can Cooking
90(1)
Foil-Packet Cooking
91(2)
Dutch-Oven Cooking
93(1)
Solar-Funnel Cooking
94(1)
Cooking and Our World
95(2)
Outdoor Cooking Techniques Unit Plan
97(8)
Dutch-Oven Cooking
99(3)
Cooking Around the World
102(3)
Land Navigation
105(30)
How to Use a Compass
106(1)
Pace and Pace Factor
107(1)
Compass Course
108(1)
How to Use a Map
108(3)
Using the Compass and Map Together
111(4)
Land Navigation Unit Plan
115(20)
Using a Compass
116(8)
Using Paces and Pace Factors
124(4)
Map and Compass Orienteering
128(3)
Using a Map
131(4)
Casting and Angling
135(22)
Reels and Rods
136(1)
Angling Equipment
137(2)
Locating Fish
139(1)
Angling Ethics and Safety
139(5)
Casting and Angling Unit Plan
144(13)
Rods, Reels, Casting Techniques, and Clinch Knots
146(4)
Locating Fish and Casting With Accuracy
150(3)
Casting Golf
153(4)
Archery
157(22)
Archery Equipment
158(1)
Basics of Shooting
159(5)
Science of Archery
164(1)
Physical Training for Archers
164(2)
Archery Unit Plan
166(13)
Steps of Shooting a Bow
168(8)
Physics and Archery
176(3)
Rock Climbing
179(12)
Climbing Basics
179(2)
Components of Climbing
181(6)
Interdisciplinary Connections With Climbing
187(2)
Character Connections With Climbing
189(2)
Canoeing and Kayaking
191(10)
Types of Boats
191(2)
Equipment
193(1)
Paddling Skills
194(5)
Interdisciplinary Connections With Canoeing and Kayaking
199(1)
Character Connections With Canoeing and Kayaking
200(1)
Part III Outdoor Education Programming for Schools
201(14)
Starting a School-Based Outdoor Education Program
203(6)
Clarify Your Vision
203(1)
Get Support
204(1)
Training and Certification
205(1)
Assess and Minimize Risks
206(1)
Summary
207(2)
Field Trips
209(6)
Risk Management
209(2)
Educational Field Trips
211(3)
Summary
214(1)
Appendix A: National Standards 215(5)
Appendix B: Leave No Trace Principles 220(10)
Appendix C: Character Qualities 230(9)
References and Resources 239(4)
About the Author 243

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