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Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits

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    Do you want to help your middle and high school students become more resilient and patient, acquire new skills, and sharpen their problem-solving abilities while feeling competent and good about themselves? If you do, then Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits is the ideal tool for you.

    Editors Jeff Steffen and Jim Stiehl are nationally known physical educators with extensive experience in outdoor education teaching and teacher training. They brought together some of the nation’s foremost experts in specific outdoor pursuits—such as bouldering, caving, rock climbing, and orienteering—to craft a book designed for physical educators who either have outdoor programs or who want to use outdoor activities in their traditional PE programs.

    The 12 topics included in Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits represent the outdoor pursuits that show the greatest growth in traditional PE programs. With each pursuit, students can challenge themselves and spend time outside of the customary classroom context while sharing an adventure with their teachers that can create a profoundly different student–teacher relationship.

    Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits is a comprehensive resource whose ideas and content can be incorporated into a traditional PE program regardless of geographic location. The activities for each pursuit align with NASPE content standards. For each pursuit, you are given detailed information on equipment needed, basic skills and techniques required, teaching strategies, safety considerations, and additional resources.

    In addition, Teaching Lifetime Outdoor Pursuits offers
    • clear instruction on what to teach, how to teach it, and how to assess student learning;
    • an attached CD-ROM that supplies objectives, sample lessons, sample assessments, and universal programming ideas for each outdoor pursuit presented in the book; and
    • information to help you advocate for adding outdoor activities to your program.
    This authoritative resource will help you “leave no child inside” as you teach pursuits that not only get kids outside now but also help them develop a lifetime habit of outdoor enjoyment.

    Audience

    Reference for physical educators (middle school through high school), physical education professors. Textbook for undergraduate physical education teaching methods courses.

    Table of Contents

    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
    Day 9 Combination Maneuvers
    Day 10 Tying It All Together

    Chapter 7. Coastal Kayaking
    Day 1 Nomenclature and Equipment Fitting and Selection
    Day 2 Kayak Acclimation
    Day 3 Entry and Escape
    Day 4 Introduction to Paddle Strokes
    Day 5 Strokes and Bracing
    Day 6 Skills and Strokes for Open Water
    Day 7 Skills for Touring on Open Water
    Day 8 Deepwater Rescue
    Day 9 Coastal Kayak Touring
    Day 10 Expert Demonstration and Written Test

    Chapter 8. Orienteering and Geocaching
    Day 1 Orienteering: Drawing and Orienting Maps
    Day 2 Orienteering: Pacing
    Day 3 Orienteering: Understanding the Compass
    Day 4 Orienteering: Combining Map and Compass
    Day 5 Orienteering: Orienteering Course for the School Yard
    Day 1 Geocaching: Basic GPS Use
    Day 2 Geocaching: Locating Waypoints
    Day 3 Geocaching: Finding Waypoints in the Local Community
    Day 4 Geocaching: Multicaching
    Day 5 Geocaching: Finding Caches Online

    Chapter 9 Mountain Biking
    Day 1 Braking and Shifting
    Day 2 Braking and Shifting
    Day 3 Turning and Cornering
    Day 4 Climbing and Flat Repair
    Day 5 Descending
    Day 6 Obstacles
    Day 7 Advanced Skills and Stunts
    Day 8 Bike Rodeo
    Day 9 Ethics
    Day 10 Indoor Day Activity

    Chapter 10. Cycling
    Day 1 Introduction to Safe Riding
    Day 2 Introduction to Bicycling
    Day 3 Basic Skills
    Day 4 Bike Handling Skills
    Day 5 Bike Maintenance
    Day 6 Traffic Laws
    Day 7 Emergency Safety Skills
    Day 8 Riding for Fitness
    Day 9 Riding in a Group
    Day 10 Group Ride or Station Work

    Chapter 11. Snowshoeing
    Day 1 Introduction and Gear
    Day 2 Finding Your Stride
    Day 3 Falling Down, Getting Up, and Turning Around
    Day 4 Breaking Trail
    Day 5 Ascending Techniques Part I
    Day 6 Ascending Techniques Part II
    Day 7 Ascending Techniques Part III
    Day 8 Descending Techniques Part I
    Day 9 Descending Techniques Part II
    Day 10 Route Finding and Winter Precautions

    Chapter 12. Nordic Walking
    Day 1 Building a Good Foundation
    Day 2 Structure of a Cardiorespiratory Workout
    Day 3 Introducing Nordic Walking Poles
    Day 4 Nordic Walking Uphill and Downhill Techniques
    Day 5 Transferring Power Through the Strap
    Day 6 Contracting and Relaxing Muscles
    Day 7 Creating Maximal Resistance
    Day 8 Duration of Pole on the Ground
    Day 9 Different Intensity Walking With or Without Poles
    Day 10 Nordic Walking Freestyle

    Chapter 13. Knot Tying
    Common Knots of Outdoor Pursuits
    Knot Assessment for Students
    Knot Games

    About the Editor

    Jeff Steffen, PhD, is a professor in exercise and sport science at the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse (UWL). He has worked in outdoor physical education for more than 20 years, and over that time he has developed and supervised numerous outdoor programs while having the opportunity to influence both practicing and prospective teachers. He has many publications in outdoor physical education and has presented at conferences and workshops on outdoor topics.

    Steffen is director of the UWL adventure program and the graduate physical education program, is past chair of the AAHPERD Outdoor Education Council, and has received the AAHPERD Julian Smith Lifetime Achievement Award. In his leisure time, he enjoys hunting and fishing, backcountry travel, and rock climbing and mountaineering.

    Jim Stiehl, PhD, is a professor in the school of sport and exercise science at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley. Like Steffen, Stiehl has more than 20 years of outdoor physical education experience as well as experience in developing and supervising outdoor programs. He has authored other outdoor titles and presented at workshops and conferences on a variety of outdoor topics.

    Stiehl is director of the UNC challenge course and has served as coordinator of the UNC outdoor program. He is past chair of the AAHPERD Outdoor Education Council and has received the AAHPERD Julian Smith Lifetime Achievement Award. He enjoys hiking and backpacking, backcountry skiing and snowshoeing, and rock climbing and mountaineering.