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ERIC Number: ED216828
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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Outdoor Unified Studies.
Liston, Louise
Escalante (Utah) High School's outdoor unified studies field trip is a learning experience to be remembered. The four-day camping experience begins with pre-trip plans, pretests, and lecture/introductions to the Anasazi culture and to geologic formations to be visited. Horses (and equipment-carrying trucks) take the students into the desert to set up camp, then on to follow the Mountain Bench Trail to study photography, geology, native plant life and Indian ruins. On returning to camp, the horses are cared for, supper is fixed, and journals are kept before bed. The next day is filled with learning survival skills in the desert, riding horses to view ancient Anasazi petroglyphs, and sharing stories researched by the students on early Escalante history. The students feel a special togetherness; they learn to express their feelings in a Social Awareness unit taught by the District Community Education Director. Games are played, there is a difficult hike through Hole in the Rock to Lake Powell for a swim, and everyone experiences "going over the edge" to rapel down a rock wall. Trip testimonies are positive; it is an experience to remember. The trip agendas for 1980-81 are included along with goals and objectives, materials needed, and evaluation methods. (LC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Anasazi (Anthropological Label); Deserts; Hiking; Survival Skills; Utah; Utah (Escalante)