When planning to teach an outdoor and adventure activities programme it is recommended that the teacher plan in advance how the strand units can be delivered. Some lessons may focus on one strand unit, other lessons may outline the content of a number of strand units.
In addition to the considerations outlined on pp. 34–9 the following guide will aid the planning process for outdoor and adventure activities. The teacher should consider
- warm-up and cool-down activities appropriate to the particular lessons
- inviting support from additional personnel to help with group work or any activity that involves travelling from the school site
- visiting an outdoor activities centre which provides opportunities for orienteering, adventure challenges or water-based activities
- planning for aspects of a number of strand units to be delivered in each lesson or emphasising a particular strand unit for some lessons.
Exemplar 17 outlines a series of five lessons for first or second class. It incorporates content from the four strand units of the curriculum for this level. Lessons 1–3 outline three activities to be undertaken—one activity is undertaken by each group in each of the lessons.
EXEMPLAR 17 - A unit of work in outdoor and adventure activities (first and second classes)