Quality Lesson Plans for Outdoor Education

Features 21 units with 140 camping lesson plans that are adaptable for any program or class.

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A great resource for PE teachers and youth and outdoor recreation leaders, this book provides the essentials of outdoor education and techniques for preparing and delivering effective lessons. It offers units in camping, navigation, environmental ethics, mountain biking, archery, and more. Each book includes a supplemental CD-ROM.

Successful Outdoor Unit

This text provides flexible and adaptable activities that can be implemented in almost any location. Included is a CD that provides a variety of different worksheets and resources for the teacher. The CD makes it easy for teachers to search for and print the resources they wish to use in their units.

This resource includes 21 units with 140 lesson plans that have been field tested for excellence, as well as a quick and easy planning of outdoor topics for teachers. Teachers that have a lot of experience with the outdoors will find this book is especially useful and enriching.

Easy for Educators

Author Sally Carline has tested and refined each of the creative movement activities she has prepared for this book, and provides plenty of background material that will help you understand how to best teach and incorporate these activities in a variety of settings. You can incorporate ideas from language arts, social studies, art, music, and science to facilitate children’s learning and increase their enjoyment of those subjects!

Contents

This book features 21 units and a variety of lessons.

  • 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
      • 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

Book is 448 pages.

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