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TEACHING LIFELONG LEISURE ACTIVITIES


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by JOHN P. BENNETT, C. SUE COMBS, CHARLES A. LEWIS and JEFFERY M. HILL
1st edition, 1997, 152 pages, $16.95 Review Shopping Cart
ISBN 978-0-89641-303-0

 

The development of activities and learning experiences for youth in both school and community-based settings has focused on the dimensions of challenge, cooperatative learning, and group and individual image building processes. Teaching Lifelong Leisure Activities is intended to serve as an activity and lesson plan tool for teachers and activity leaders. The format of the various activity concepts provides a structure for organizing activities and experiences. It is a skeleton framework for the teacher-leader planning process. While it provides a structural approach for such planning, it also permits for individual creativity and adaptation on the part of the planner.

Creative planning allows the teacher-leader to focus on single session activities that culminate quickly or on dispersed, sequentially integrated experiences that can be offered in units, weeks, semesters, or throughout the school year as appropriate.

The authors' intent through this text is to capture the excitement of outdoor-oriented experiences that portend lifetime carry-over value for all participants. The integration of outdoor activities in school and community-based organizational program offerings can enhance healthy living lifestyles, develop hobbies and skill interests, and contribute to environmental impact awareness.

The activities described in this book are inherently dangerous activities and any person, especially if inexperienced, undertaking them should approach them with caution and under appropriate supervision. The authors and publisher cannot accept responsibility for any accident, injury, or loss suffered by any reader or user of this book for the materials within however that may be caused.


Contents

  • Chapter 1: BACKPACKING

  • Chapter 2: BOATING

  • Chapter 3: CAMPING

  • Chapter 4: COOPERATIVE GAMES AND NEW GAMES

  • Chapter 5: CYCLING

  • Chapter 6: FISHING

  • Chapter 7: GROUP INITIATIVES FOR GROUP BUILDING/WORKING TOGETHER WORKS

  • Chapter 8: HIKING

  • Chapter 9: LOW ROPES AND ADVENTURE GAMES

  • Chapter 10: ORIENTEERING

  • Chapter 11: RAPPELLING

  • Chapter 12: ROCK CLIMBING

  • Chapter 13: SHOOTING

  • Chapter 14: SKIING

  • Chapter 15: ULTIMATE

  • Appendix A: ADDITIONAL SELECTED LIFELONG LEISURE REFERENCES

 

About the Author

John P. Bennett is an associate professor of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington where most of his efforts are focused on teacher preparation. He has taught health and physical education at seven elementary schools, one high school and three other universities. In addition, he served in the public schools as a central office K-12 supervisor of health, physical education, driver education, and athletics. Prior to his arrival at UNCW, he served as the state director of the Healthful Living Education Section in the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.Presently he is serving as president of the AAHPERD (American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance). John received his bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary, his master's degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, and his doctoral degree from Northern Illinois Univeristy. He has made numerous presentations at the international, national, regional, state and local levels on topics related to health and fitness. He has authored many articles and textbook contributions.

 

 

 

 

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