Adventure Education and Wilderness Sports

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Are you ever satisfied when you do something and do not receive the results you want? I know you are not and nobody is. Everyone wants improvement in the world and people are happy and satisfied when everything is right. This concept can be applied to the world of physical education in today’s society. Obesity has slowly become one of the most problematic diseases that exist in the United States and the world today. The U.S. has been greatly impacted by this disease and more and more people in today’s society are overweight, unhealthy, and out of shape. Everyone knows that this issue needs to be fixed but in order to fix a problem you need to discover where the problem comes from. Many people blame food companies, which sell unhealthy…show more content…
Not all schools have climbing walls in their schools so activities like the trust walk can be done which does not require any equipment. In the trust walk students are paired up and one student wears a blindfold and the other student leads and helps the blind folded student walk around while avoiding obstacles. This type of activity helps develop trust amongst the students as well as communication skills. Adventure Education uses different activities like that to promote physical activity, and students of all different skill levels can participate. Adventure sports and activities are better than team sports because any student can excel at them, rather than in team sports where some students are not athletic and refuse to participate. Adventure education should be taught to older elementary grade levels such as grades 4 and 5, and to middle school children. The skills needed to succeed are basic motor skills and do not require any athleticism, and promotes interpersonal skills. As the students begin to grow older and reach high school, they can participate in wilderness sports in physical education class. Wilderness sports are related to adventure education but there are differences. “Wilderness sports promote physically challenging outdoor activities such as camping, backpacking, canoeing, hiking, orienteering, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and cycling”

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