Interdisciplinary Teaching Through Outdoor Education

ISBN-10: 0736055029

ISBN-13: 9780736055024

Edition: 2006

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Description: 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.

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List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date: 10/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 0.38" tall
Weight: 1.584

How to Use This Book
Introduction to Outdoor Education and Its Role in Schools
Defining and Teaching Outdoor Education
Outdoor Education Defined
Teaching Outdoor Education
Fundamentals of Outdoor Education
Highlighting an Embedded Curriculum
Foundations for Teaching Outdoor Education
History of Outdoor Education
Why Teach Outdoor Education?
Theories That Support Outdoor Education in Schools
Outdoor Adventure Activities for Schools
Challenge Initiatives-No Ropes Course Needed
Unit Focus
Teacher's Role in Presenting Initiatives
Teacher's Role During Initiatives
Teacher's Role Following Initiatives
Challenge Initiatives
Unit Plan for Challenge Initiatives-No Ropes Course Needed
Cooperation and Trustworthiness
Group Problem Solving
Cooperating Groups-Megainitiative
Frontcountry Camping
Food and Water
Unit Plan for Frontcountry Camping
Camping Safety
Fire Building
Backcountry Camping
Locations and Types of Travel
Planning a Backcountry Trip
Steps of Trip Planning
Unit Plan for Backcountry Camping
Climate Control, Personal Shelter, and How to Dress
Climate Control, Personal Shelter, and Clothing Fabrics
Energy Control and Backcountry Cooking
Outdoor Cooking Techniques
Stick Roasting
Tin-Can Cooking
Foil-Packet Cooking
Dutch-Oven Cooking
Solar-Funnel Cooking
Cooking and Our World
Unit Plan for Outdoor Cooking Techniques
Dutch-Oven Cooking
Cooking Around the World
Land Navigation
How to Use a Compass
Pace and Pace Factor
Compass Course
How to Use a Map
Using the Compass and Map Together
Unit Plan for Land Navigation
Using a Compass
Using Paces and Pace Factors
Compass Way Finding and Map Way Finding
Using a Map
Casting and Angling
Reels and Rods
Angling Equipment
Locating Fish
Angling Ethics and Safety
Unit Plan for Casting and Angling
Rods, Reels, Casting Techniques, and Clinch Knots
Locating Fish and Casting With Accuracy
Casting Golf
Archery Equipment
Basics of Shooting
The Science of Archery
Physical Training for Archers
Unit Plan for Archery
Steps of Shooting a Bow
Physics and Archery
Rock Climbing
Climbing Basics
Components of Climbing
Interdisciplinary Connections With Climbing
Character Connections With Climbing
Canoeing and Kayaking
Types of Boats
Paddling Skills
Interdisciplinary Connections With Canoeing and Kayaking
Character Connections With Canoeing and Kayaking
Outdoor Education Programming for Schools
Starting a School-Based Outdoor Education Program
Clarify Your Vision
Get Support
Training and Certification
Assess and Minimize Risks
Field Trips
Risk Management
Educational Field Trips
National Standards
Leave No Trace Principles
Character Qualities
References and Resources
About the Author
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