ERIC Number: ED178232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Sixth Grade Outdoor Education Program. Outdoor Curriculum Guide.
Densmore, Tom, Comp.; And Others
Compiled for teachers whose sixth grade students participate in the resident camping program of the Dixon Public Schools (Dixon, Illinois), this guide offers extensive and detailed information for use in planning the camp curriculum. Activities are suggested for environmental study, group socialization, and recreation. Environmental study units include orienteering, weather study, identification of plants and animals, geology, and astronomy. Background information is included for each unit along with suggested activities, instructions, and lists of materials needed. The geology section, for example, provides information on regional geological history, illustrations of fossils commonly found in the area, and procedures for conducting soil study and gully study units. Socialization activities require group problem solving efforts and facilitate the sharing of experiences. Recreation covers the evening campfire from fire building to songs and skits, art projects using natural materials, 15 types of hikes that develop awareness of natural surroundings, and outdoor cooking including menus and 80 recipes for outdoor meals. The guide lists safety and emergency procedures specific to the program as well as first aid measures for common camping injuries. (JH)
Descriptors: Art Activities, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Environmental Education, Experiential Learning, Grade 6, Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Guides, Instructional Materials, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Outdoor Education, Problem Solving, Recreational Activities, Resident Camp Programs, Resource Materials, Safety, Socialization, Units of Study
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dixon Public Schools, NJ.