ERIC Number: ED188824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
The Rock Climbing Teaching Guide.
The product of 10 years of rock climbing instruction, this guide provides material from which an instructor can teach basic climbing concepts and safety skills as well as conduct a safe, enjoyable rock climbing class in a high school setting. It is designed for an instructor with limited experience in climbing; however, the need for teacher enthusiasm and patience is emphasized. Also accented are the positive aspects of psychological and physical skill development. For instance, rock climbing can provide a moderate amount of stress which can lead to personal insight and promote self-confidence. Safety aspects are dealt with in depth, emphasizing "why" something has to be done. Equipment needs and care are discussed in terms of both school budgets and safety. The 13-session course includes 1 class on the "Three-Point Rule" which requires students to crawl or walk while moving only 1 limb at a time. Each class session has a seven-point format. This guide also includes a long segment on constructing artificial climbing walls to provide experience in any locale. (AN)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Course Content, Course Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Environmental Education, Equipment, Experiential Learning, Illustrations, Outdoor Education, Safety Education, Secondary Education, Self Concept, Skill Development, Teaching Guides
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($6.95)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).