ERIC Number: ED161579
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Winter Outdoor Education Activities: Snowshoes and Exploring the Winter Environment.
Matthews, Bruce E.; And Others
Designed as a resource base upon which elementary school educators can build outdoor learning experiences, this resource packet contains a basic, multidisciplinary snowshoeing lesson plan, pre- and post-trip suggestions, and suggestions for further winter outdoor study on snowshoes. Specifically, there are narratives and illustrations addressed at the following: introduction (brief); the history of snowshoes (1 page); pre-trip suggestions including activities in social studies, language arts, art, science, and math; the snowshoe lesson itself (orientation and history; snowshoe construction; snowshoe types and uses; care of snowshoes; how to put on snowshoes, going outside; actually using snowshoes; and snowshoe activities--running, walking, hikes, etc.); post-trip followup activities in social studies, language arts, art, science, math, and physical education; discussion of how body heat is lost; discussion on how to dress; discussion of the types and uses of snowshoes and snowshoe care and maintenance; discussion on how to make snowshoes; additional snowshoe activities; how to preserve snowshoe tracks; how to make paper snowflakes; how to make permanent replicas of snowflakes and other frozen crystal structures; how to construct snow buildings; discussion of winter birds; and special tips for the teacher. (JC)
Descriptors: Activities, Art, Construction (Process), Elementary Education, Equipment Maintenance, History, Illustrations, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Arts, Lesson Plans, Mathematics, Outdoor Education, Physical Education, Resource Materials, Sciences, Social Studies
Cortland-Madison B.O.C.E.S. Outdoor Education Program, Clinton Street Extension, Cortland, New York 13045 ($1.00)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services, Cortland, NY.