Trails - Outcome A (4-6)-7
Students participate in an extended hike through
a nearby ravine or trail.
Students help plan for:
- Hot, cold, or rainy
weather (bring a hat, sunscreen, extra clothing)
- Water to replenish liquids
- Suitable snack that
is light and does not require preparation
- Appropriate footwear
for the hike
- Rest stops along hike.
Teachers should ensure that there are first-aid
procedures in place and that a first-aid kit is available, as well
as a cell phone, if within range.
Start with a regular walk around the school field
or school property. Try to incorporate hills and different terrain
if possible. On the hike, see if students can identify objects from
A - Z along the route. Record these along the way using recipe cards,
or use the PDF file provided.
A = apple tree
B = berries
C = cranberries.
Incorporate orienteering into the hike.
Incorporate other curricula such as science or
language arts into the hike.
Have students wear an old sock over their shoe
on the hike. Take a walk through a field during the fall. Upon returning
to the school, carefully remove the socks and plant them to see
what will grow.
Take bikes instead of walking.
Encourage students to bring a parent along for
are clues that you have reached the outcomes ...
Students can comfortably hike for the duration
of the activity while following the directions for the activity.