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Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 1 - Boating Basics

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Teach your young adventurers about boating basics, such as boating terminology, knots, key aspects of the boat, and how to determine a boat's capacity. This resource is a good way to get started on learning how to water ski. There are...
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Backpacking - Lesson 7 - How to Build a Campfire

For Teachers 9th - 12th
For some, building a campfire is the best part about going backpacking. Learn what it takes to build a good campfire. Read the regulations about having campfire outdoors and make sure to follow the safety tips to prevent forest...
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Frisbee Golf - Lesson 2

For Teachers 7th - 10th
There are eight lessons in the Frisbee golf unit. Lesson 2 focuses on throwing the Frisbee in a sidearm fashion. There are diagrams that show how to hold the Frisbee and how to release the Frisbee. There are links to each lesson and to...
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Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 12 - Pool, Deep Water Starts

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Lesson 12 is part of a unit on boat safety and water sports. The focus in this lesson is getting up on the water ski using a one-foot start and a two-foot start. It is suggested to click on the resource link at the bottom of the page to...
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Golf - Lesson 8 - Course Management, Shot Selection

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Every golf hole is different. Some seem so easy, while others are full of twists, turns, hills, and hazards. Learning to navigate or manage the hole is a skill worth having. This lesson on course management and shot selection is part of...
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Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 13 - Two Foot Deep Water Start

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Lesson 13 is part of a twenty-two lesson unit on boat safety and water sports. The focus in this lesson is water skiing and using a two-foot start to be able to get up and out of the water. Click on the resource link at the bottom of the...
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Footbag - Lesson 1 - Knee Kick

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Footbag, also known as hacky sack, is a fun activity for many age levels. It can be played outdoors, in a park, or in a parking lot; just a little space is needed. But it takes some skill to keep the footbag moving. Lesson 1 (out of five...
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Backpacking - Lesson 4 - Planning a Menu

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Going on a backpacking trip? You need to plan your meals and your snacks for sustenance. Help guide your pupils in the planning of healthy foods to take, and to make sure there is just the right amount. Have students pair up to plan so...
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Ropes Course Challenges - Toxic Waste Transfer

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Toxic waste transfer is an intermediate level challenge game for a Ropes Course. A group of students, who are holding ropes attached to a five-gallon bucket filled with simulated toxic waste, transport it across an open space. This will...
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Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 7 - Fundamentals (machine)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Boat safety lesson 7 (out of 22) focuses on the fundamental body position for water skiing. This is done using a water skiing training machine. If you click on the resource link at the bottom of the page, you can view all the lesson...
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Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 19 - Wake Board Tricks

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Wake board tricks, like the tantrum, whirlybird, and the flip, are pretty advanced tricks to learn. This fun lesson describes how to perform each of these tricks. It takes a lot of practice, along with a lot of spills and tumbles, to be...
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Backpacking - Lesson 6 - What to Wear

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Backpackers should wear three layers: breathable material next to the skin, warming layer in the middle, and waterproof/windproof on the outside. This lesson is part of a unit on Backpacking. There are links at the bottom of the page to...
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Boat Safety and Water Sports - Lesson 15 - One Foot Deep Water Start

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Lesson 15 is part of a 22 lesson unit on boat safety and water sports. The focus in this lesson is on getting up on the water ski using one foot. It is suggested to click on the resource link at the bottom of the page to view all the...
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Bocce Ball - Lesson 6

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Bocce ball - instructional activity 6 takes the game indoors and makes some adaptations. Use bean bags or juggling balls that won't bounce too much to play indoors. The focus is on throwing and using good form. The strategy will be...
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Frisbee Horseshoes

For Teachers 6th - 8th
What a great way to practice the art of throwing a Frisbee! This Frisbee Horseshoes lesson could be used as a warm-up or it could be made into an entire lesson.  If the cones were placed different distances apart, the class could rotate...
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Backpacking - Lesson 2 - How to Fit a BackpackBackpacking - Lesson 2 - How to Fit a Backpack

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Backpacking - Lesson 2 is part of an eight lesson unit on backpacking. This specific lesson is how to properly fit a backpack according to the length of a torso. Proper fit is important when carrying a load of substantial weight for...