Project Adventure

  • Students will be able to demonstrate and practice caring, commitment, communication, empathy, and diversity through the various lessons and activities throughout the PA unit.

    ***The focus themes for 5th grade are communication, cooperation, expressing feeling, appreciating diversity, and conflict resolution.

    ***The focus themes for grades 6-8 are respect for differences, problem solving, self-esteem, and compassion.


    Students participating in Project Adventure will be able to.....

    1- Demonstrate an understanding of movement concepts and the use of motor skills

    2- Demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior

    3- Demonstrate the ability to use effective interpersonal skills

    4- Demonstrate the ability to use decision making skills of appropriate goal setting, risk taking, and problem solving

    5- Understand the challenge, enjoyment, creativity, self-expression, and social interaction are important, life enhancing experiences and are found in adventure activities

    6- Demonstrate an understanding of and respect for others differences

    7- Take risks and challenge oneself both individually and in group activities to extend onself out of their comfort zone and into the stretch zone (example: put on a harness and climb the rock wall)

    Challenge by Choice:

    · Participants have the right to choose when to participate and in what way
    · Participants are asked to add value to the experience at all times; can’t sit out of an activity or separate oneself from the group
    · Participants are asked to respect and value the decisions of group members
    There are 3 zones that a learner can be in: Comfort, Stretch and Panic Zones. People learn most effectively when they push themselves into their stretch zone, and that learning opportunities are reduced when people remain in their comfort zone or find themselves in the panic zone.

    ABC’s of Problem Solving
    • ASK what the problem is
    • BRAINSTORM all the possible solutions (3-5 ideas)
    • CHOOSE one solution (take a vote)
    • DO that solution
    • EVALUATE what you did
    Spotting Cues

    While spotting, there are 3 things you need to do with your body to be a good spotter.
    1- Staggered Stance (feet)
    2- Arms out, palms open and fingers together (no space in between fingers)
    3- Eyes up (focus on the person that is doing the activity)

    Climbing Wall Commands
    • Climber: “Spotters/Belayer(s) ready”
    • Belayer: “Ready”
    • Climber: “Ready to climb”
    • Belayer: “Climb away”