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