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ERIC Number: ED247046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 110
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Backpacking. Outdoor Living Skills Series. Instructor Manual.
Mentis, Jim
Intended for use by those who teach or work with youth in classroom or organizational settings, this self-contained module is designed to teach novices how to prepare for and conduct a safe backpack trip. Initial chapters present background information under nine headings: introduction (objectives, backpack history, information about Missouri forests and trails), backpacking ethics, equipment (clothing, gear), cooking (food, stoves), navigation (planning, methods, emergency procedures), campsite (selection, organization, clean up), preparation (planning, packing, conditioning), important considerations (weather, injuries, plants, wildlife, emergencies), and where to go (map sources). The unit then offers 11 lesson plans for conducting at least 15 50-minute class sessions. For each lesson, the unit details teaching method, duration, purpose, required materials and facilities, and an outline. The lessons cover the subjects in the nine background chapters of the unit as well as an actual backpack trip and a course review and evaluation. Additionally, the unit contains a glossary, a bibliography, names and addresses of backpack specialists and consultants in Missouri, and student handouts including a puzzle; checklists for selecting a campsite, packing, and conditioning; and practical and written tests. (SB)
Missouri Dept of Conservation, P.O. Box 180, Jefferson City, MO 65102 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri Dept. of Conservation, Jefferson City.
Identifiers: Backpacking; Missouri
Note: For related document, see ED 239 823.