Students electing this course will participate in challenges based on trust and group cohesiveness. A progression of team building activities will prepare students to climb the high ropes of the outdoor Project Adventure course. The emphasis will be on developing climbing teams. Experiential learning will include safety procedures, rappelling, prusik climbing, and dynamic and static belay. The major portion of instruction will be on the outdoor course, weather permitting. Inside work may include designing and teaching challenge initiatives, learning facilitation skills, and personal reflection. Additional climbing may take place on the indoor rock wall. This is not considered an intense aerobic activity but is one that requires average physical capabilities. Students are required to climb and be responsible for belaying. All activities and lessons will be driven by these three national physical education standards: Standard 3, Standard 4 and Standard 5.
The National Physical Education Standards
Standard 3- The physically literate individual
demonstrates the knowledge and skills to
achieve and maintain a health-enhancing
level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4- The physically literate individual
exhibits responsible personal and social
behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5- The physically literate individual
recognizes the value of physical activity for
health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression
and/or social interaction.
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