ERIC Number: ED356919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Cowstails and Cobras II: A Guide to Games, Initiatives, Ropes Courses, & Adventure Curriculum.
This book provides teachers and recreation professionals with a guide to Project Adventure activities and curriculum. Project Adventure learning goals are: (1) increasing the participant's personal confidence; (2) increasing mutual support within a group; (3) improving agility and physical coordination; (4) increasing joy in one's physical self and in being with others; and (5) developing familiarity and identification with the natural world. Section 1 examines leadership issues in adventure programming (group formation, selecting appropriate activities, group dynamics, and debriefing the group); discusses warming up and learning to fall; and provides complete directions for numerous games, initiative problems (group problem-solving activities), and ropes course elements. Section 2 describes how specific institutions came to develop their exemplary adventure programs and presents their curriculum outlines. These programs take place in Cambridge (Massachusetts) public schools, Ridgewood (New Jersey) middle schools and high schools, Radford University (Virginia), and American Youth Foundation camps. Appendices contain instructions for tying knots, describe orienteering with map and compass, provide evaluation outcomes, and discuss outdoor adventure programming in the elementary school curriculum. This book contains an index, many black and white photogaphs, and descriptions of Project Adventure services and publications. (SV)
Descriptors: Adventure Education, Course Descriptions, Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Games, Group Activities, Higher Education, Leadership, Outdoor Education, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Problem Solving, Self Esteem
Project Adventure, Inc., P.O. Box 100, Hamilton, MA 01936 ($18.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Project Adventure, Hamilton, MA.