Establishing a sense of community within physical education classrooms is essential to developing students that are open to trying new activities and experiences. The OPEN Adventure module offers students an opportunity to connect with their classmates, build trust, and problem solve through a variety of fun and engaging activities. The activities can be grouped together as shown in the block plan for an Adventure Learning unit or can be utilized individually as an instant activity for any lesson.

The activities within this module develop and reinforce responsible behaviors, while sometimes stretching students beyond their comfort zone. All participants are given the opportunity to contribute to small and large group activities through social engagement and building connections with their classmates that extend beyond physical education.

Created by: Mark Friedrich, Nichole Wilder, Chris Ortiz, Aaron Hart
Special Contribution: Andrea Hart, RDN, CDN

Module Resources

  • The Complete Module:

  • Module Overview:

  • Materials List:

  • Activity Plans:

  • Academic Language Cards:

  • Adventure Learning Core Values Card:

  • Universal Design:

  • Teacher Self-Reflection:


  • Holistic Rubric:

  • Academic Language Quiz:

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  • Righty, Lefty:

  • Me, You, You, Me:

  • Super Chicken:

  • Three P's:

  • Here You Go:

  • Mistaken Identity:

  • 1, 2, 3, Show:

  • Robotics Lab:

  • Leaning Tower:

  • Count Up:

  • Partner Pathways:

  • Treasure Hunt:

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  • Circle The Wagons NEW:

  • Ducks and Dogs NEW:

  • Head Shoulders Knees Toes NEW:

  • Look Up NEW:

  • Wah Master NEW:

  • Cooperative Count NEW:

  • Cooperative ABC's NEW:

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Priority Outcomes

Values Physical Activity – Social Interaction:

  • (Grade 6) Demonstrates respect for self and others in activities and games by following the rules, encouraging others, and playing within the spirit of the game or activity.
  • (Grade 7) Demonstrates the importance of social interaction by helping and encouraging others, avoiding trash talk, and providing support to classmates.
  • (Grade 8) Demonstrates respect for self by asking for help and helping others in various physical activities.
  • (Grades 9-12) Identifies and evaluates the opportunity for social interaction and social support in self-selected physical activities.