Methods of Teaching Outdoor Activities


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Methods of Teaching Outdoor Activities (HPSS 445)

Ron Watters, Professor Emeritus of Outdoor Education
Department of Human Performance and Sport Studies

3-4 Credits - Spring Semester Only


Brief Description 


This culminating course for outdoor education majors and minors consists of two parts: a study of the objectives, programs and methods of teaching outdoor recreation activities followed by a practicum experience in which students assist in teaching and leading outdoor activities. 

Class Syllabus


     Class Syllabus


Practicum Information (Practicum Track Students)
.    Detailed Information on the Practicum


.    Practicum Forms

.    Checklist for Final Practicum Paper


Reseach Paper (Non-practicum Track Students

.    Detailed Information on the Research Paper


.    Grading Rubric (See Moodle for a copy of the rubric)


Lesson Plans
     Preparing an Outdoor Activity Lesson Plan
     Sample Lesson Plan


Content Development Chart

    Sample Page from a Content Development Chart


Helpful Career Planning Information:
     Outdoor Education Associations & Organizations


     Jobs in the Outdoor Field: An Annotated List of Web Resources





Aim HighThis page was created for the Outdoor Methods website.  Outdoor Methods is a course for Outdoor Education Majors and Minors at Idaho State University.











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