Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

Teach students resilience, resourcefulness, and problem-solving using this relevant canoeing guide.

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A new popular facet of PE and recreation programs, outdoor education is a challenging and adventurous way to promote fitness and activity. This book offers instruction and sample lessons for 12 pursuits, including caving, overnight hiking, canoeing, and more. It includes a supplemental CD-ROM.

Adventure-Based Activities

Perfect for instructors who wish to bring the outdoors into their PE units, this text provides instructions and training for a wide variety of outdoor adventures, such as rock climbing, bouldering, orienteering, caving, and more.

The book was edited by Jeff Steffen and Jim Stiehl, a pair of nationally renowned physical educators with extensive experience in outdoor education, both as teachers and trainers for other teachers. They have brought together some of the nation’s foremost experts in specific outdoor pursuits to craft a perfect book for physical educators who want to give their classes a taste of the outdoors.

Contents

This book features 13 chapters, covering a variety of outdoor activities. The DVD has 6 chapters with a variety of teacher-assisting resources.

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1. Introduction to Outdoor Pursuits
    • Jeff Steffen and Jim Stiehl
      • Outdoor Pursuits Defined
      • Benefits of Outdoor Pursuits
      • Why So Much Inactivity?
      • Support by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education
      • What to Expect From This Book
      • Shared Topics
      • Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter 2. Overnight Hiking
    • Dan Chase
      • Equipment
      • Overnight Hike Planning
      • Basic Skills and Techniques
      • Safety Considerations
      • Environmental Considerations
      • Conclusion
    • Recommended Web Sites
  • Chapter 3. Bouldering
    • Kristen Csiacsek
      • Equipment
      • Rock Features
      • Basic Skills and Techniques
      • Safety Considerations
      • Environmental Considerations
      • Conclusion
    • Recommended Readings
  • Chapter 4. Rock Climbing
    • Ryan Hammes and Ryan Olson
      • Equipment
      • Rock Features
      • Skills and Techniques
      • Safety Considerations
      • Conclusion
    • Recommended Readings
    • Recommended Web Sites
  • Chapter 5. Caving
    • Steve Eggerichs
      • How Caves Are Formed
      • Cave Decorations and Features
      • Equipment
      • Basic Caving Techniques
      • Planning a Trip
      • Conclusion
    • References
    • Recommended Web Sites
  • Chapter 6. Canoeing
    • Mark Zmudy
      • Equipment
      • Canoe Basics and Rescues
      • Paddles and Strokes
      • Forward Travel and Turning
      • Reverse Travel
      • Stroke Combinations: Putting It All Together
      • Safety
      • Conclusion
    • References
    • Recommended Readings
  • Chapter 7. Coastal Kayaking
    • Mike Odberg
      • Instructional Environment
      • Equipment
      • Basic Skills and Techniques
      • Paddle Strokes
      • Bracing
      • Rescues
      • Enhancements and Advancements
      • Safety Considerations
      • Conclusion
    • Recommended Web Sites
  • Chapter 8. Orienteering and Geocaching
    • Dan Chase, Jeff Steffen, and Jim Stiehl
      • Introduction to Orienteering
      • Equipment
      • Basic Skills and Techniques
      • Designing a Course
      • Conclusion
      • Introduction to Geocaching
      • Equipment
      • Basic Skills and Techniques
      • Safety Considerations
      • Conclusion
    • References
  • Chapter 9. Mountain Biking
    • Jeff McNamee and Stacy Birdsall Claus
      • Evolution as a Sport
      • Benefits of Mountain Biking
      • Equipment
      • Basic Skills and Techniques
      • Sustainable Trail Use and Trail Ethics
      • Safety Considerations
      • Conclusion
    • Recommended Readings
    • Recommended Web Sites
  • Chapter 10. Cycling
    • Gay Timken and Amy Lutz
      • Cycling Terminology
      • Equipment
      • Bike Fit
      • Basic Skills and Techniques
      • Safety
      • Conclusion
    • References
    • Recommended Web Sites
    • Recommended Readings
  • Chapter 11. Snowshoeing
    • John Saunders
      • Equipment
      • Basic Skills and Techniques
      • Safety Considerations
      • Environmental and Ethical Considerations
      • Conclusion
    • References
    • Recommended Readings
    • Recommended Web Sites
    • Recommended Resource
  • Chapter 12. Basic Nordic Walking
    • Malin Svensson
      • History
      • Benefits
      • Equipment
      • Basic Skills and Techniques
      • Safety Considerations
    • References
    • Recommended Resources
  • Chapter 13. Knot Tying
    • Tim Taylor
      • Benefits of Teaching Knot Tying
      • Introduction to Knots
      • Knot Terminology
      • About Teaching Knots
      • Five Things to Remember About Knots
    • References
    • Recommended Web Sites
    • Recommended Readings
  • Appendix
  • About the Editors
  • About the Contributors
  • CD-ROM User Instructions

CD-ROM Contents

  • Chapter 2. Overnight Hiking
    • Day 1 Planning
    • Day 2 Equipment
    • Day 3 Pack Packing
    • Day 4 Understanding Leave No Trace
    • Day 5 Tarp Setup
    • Day 6 Travel Techniques and Trail Etiquette
    • Day 7 Hazards
    • Day 8 Menu Planning
    • Day 9 Backcountry Stove Operation
    • Day 10 Appropriate Clothing
  • Chapter 3. Bouldering
    • Day 1 Spotting
    • Day 2 Explore Bouldering
    • Day 3 Footwork and Handholds
    • Day 4 Legs First
    • Day 5 Keeping Weight Over the Feet
    • Day 6 Use Bone, Not Muscle
    • Day 7 Building Strength and Endurance
    • Day 8 Team Climbing Challenges
    • Day 9 Creative Climbing
    • Day 10 Individual Climbing Competition
  • Chapter 4. Rock Climbing
    • Day 1 History and Equipment
    • Day 2 Belaying
    • Day 3 Using a Belay Device
    • Day 4 Belaying on the Wall
    • Day 5 Belay Check-Off Day
    • Day 6 Handhold Techniques
    • Day 7 Footwork Techniques
    • Day 8 Leave No Trace Ethics
    • Day 9 Finding Appropriate Rock Climbing Sites
    • Day 10 Final Assessment
  • Chapter 5. Caving
    • Day 1 Introduction to Caving
    • Day 2 Clothing and Equipment
    • Day 3 Virtual Shopping
    • Day 4 Physical, Emotional, Environmental, and Personal Safety
    • Day 5 Caving Etiquette
    • Day 6 Moving Inside the Cave
    • Day 7 Simulated Caving Activity
    • Day 8 Finding Local Caves
    • Day 9 Review Game
    • Day 10 Caving Trip
  • Chapter 6. Canoeing
    • Day 1 Equipment and Preparation
    • Day 2 Canoe Basic Skills and Self-Rescues
    • Day 3 Rescues
    • Day 4 Canoe Spins, Moving Left or Right, Balance
    • Day 5 Spins and Balance
    • Day 6 Forward Travel and Stopping
    • Day 7 Racing Strokes and Bow Maneuvers
    • Day 8 Reverse Travel

Book is 240 pages.

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