• Project Adventure II

     

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    Project Adventure -  Project Adventure II is a part of the elective program for  11th and 12th grade students.  This course includes activities that develop positive interpersonal relationships based on mutual respect and trust of fellow classmates.  Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to set-up, belay, climb, and repel on low and high rope elements.  Students will develop interaction skills that enable them to contribute in the group process of debriefing.  Students will set-up and dismantle all required equipment for the outdoor elements.  The student will also demonstrate a working knowledge of the basic knots and equipment necessary to successfully participate in a high ropes challenge course.

     

    Week 1 – Knot-tying, Equipment, Belay, Cargo Net

    Objectives:  Students will:

           - discuss the concepts of team work and what role the individual

           - plays with in the group

           - learn about the different equipment used in the course. 

           - begin to tie the necessary knots used for the outside course

           - practice the skills and verbal commands needed to safely belay

           - climbing will be based on the classes belay skill

    Activity/Procedures:

       1- attendance recorded

       2- discussion/explanation of what an adventure curriculum includes and the goals we will    

           try to achieve

       3- explain how students will be assessed during the class, requirements that need to be

           met, and class expectations

       4- students will participate in all phases of the class which include a 10 minute run followed

           by a dynamic  multi-joint warm-up.

       5- demonstrate/practice tying a bowline - once students master this knot,

          we will begin to learn how to put on a harness, helmet, use carabiners, and begin

          to learn the skills of belaying and breaking

       6- climbing the elements will begin only when all of the students have demonstrated an

           understanding of the knots, belaying, and safety issues that must be followed in

           this course.

     

    ASSESSMENT

    Participation in activity and run

    Preparation

    Knowledge of safety and skills

     

     

    WEEK 2 – Vertical Play Pen

    GOAL:   To get students to not let fear inhibit their actions and to improve team work and supporting classmates.

     

    OBJECTIVE: Students will:

    1. Continue to work on belaying skills and commands during climbing activities
    2. Continue to try their best in all outdoor elements
    3. Understand how these activities relate to everyday life situations

    PROCEDURE:

    1.  2 days this week students will be involved in a 10 minute run
    2. Students will complete dynamic warm-up routine
    3. Students will decide climbing order for Verticql Play Pen
    4. All students will be involved in some component of the lesson

    ASSESSMENT

      1.  Student dress and participation

      2.  Debriefing session
     

     

    WEEK 3- Zip Line

    GOAL:  To continue to improve team work and listening skills.

    OBJECTIVE:  Students will:
          1.  Continue to learn to work as a team in completing outdoor elements by sharing   

               responsibilities
          2.  Improve thier ability to listen to classmates and take suggestions

          3.  Continue to show support for classmates
          4.  Attempt to work as a team to complete the Zip line

    PROCEDURE:

      1.  Students will have 2 days assigned for running - each run will be 8 minutes in length

      2.  Students will participate in a dynamic warm-up that will target the major muscle groups 

            used in belaying and climbing

      3.  Set-up of the zip line will be completed by assigned students. 

      4.  Climbing order of the zip line will be determined by the kids.

    ASSESSMENT

      1.  Student dress and participation

      2.  Debriefing session



    WEEK 4 – Multi-line

    GOAL:  Continue to provide opportunities for students to achieve success and a sense of self-accomplishment

     

    OBJECTIVES:  Students will:

    • Continue to be a part of the set-up and breakdown of all elements
    • Participate in the safety and inspection of all climbers prior to each attempt
    • Contribute to the operation of the belay team
    • Try to complete the Multi-line

    PROCEDURE

    • Students will run twice per week for 10 minutes as required
    • This will include an active warm-up daily before climbing
    • Students will be responsible for carrying all equipment to the course, set-up, and participating to the best of their ability during the lesson
    • Students will try to complete the Multi-line

    ASSESSMENT

      1.  Student dress and participation

      2.  Debriefing session

     
    WEEK 5 – Pamper Pole

     

    GOAL: To apply team work and support skills learned while completing the high element Pamper Pole

     

    OBJECTIVES: Students will:

    •  Continue to perform all set-up and breakdown of elements
    • Apply belay skills to support climbers in class
    • Incorporate all skills needed to successfully compete the Repel

    PROCEDURE:

    • Two days – a 10 minute cardio run and multi-joint warm-up
    • Set-up/breakdown the repel station
    • Decide climbing and belaying order
    • Attempt to complete the Pamper Pole

    ASSESSMENT

      1.  Student dress and participation

      2.  Debriefing session

     

    WEEK 6 - Repel

    GOAL: To apply team work and support skills learned while completing the high element Repel

     

    OBJECTIVES: Students will:

    •  Continue to perform all set-up and breakdown of elements
    • Apply belay skills to support climbers in class
    • Incorporate all skills needed to successfully compete the Repel

    PROCEDURE:

    • Two days complete a cardio run and multi-joint warm-up
    • Set-up/breakdown the repel station
    • Decide climbing and belaying order
    • Attempt to complete the repel

    ASSESSMENT

    • Student dress and participation
    • Knowledge of set-up/breakdown procedures

      Week 7 – Ships Crossing

      GOAL:  To continue to improve in all phases of cooperative learning and support

       

      OBJECTIVES:  Students will:

      -         Continue to perform all set-up and breakdown of elements

      -         Apply belay skills to support climbers in class

      -         Incorporate all skills needed to successfully compete the Ships Crossing:

         - PROCEDURE:

      • Two days complete a cardio run and multi-joint warm-up
      • Set-up/breakdown the repel station
      • Decide climbing and belaying order
      • Attempt to complete the repel

       

      ASSESSMENT

      • Student dress and participation
      • Knowledge of set-up/breakdown procedures

       

      Week 8-9 – Revisit Elements

        

       During this time, we will climb any of the elements that the kids like.  This may include blind fold climbs for those who want to attempt it.

       

      ASSESSMENT:

      • Student dress and participation
      • Knowledge of set-up/breakdown procedures

       

       
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