Theory


Feel free to snoop around, however, all assigned tasks and readings will be linked here from the "Agenda" page of our class site.

SNOWSHOEING

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The earliest snowshoes are believed to have originated more than 6,000 years ago. Snowshoeing is a winter sport in which participants wear specially designed gear on their feet which distributes their weight, allowing them to walk on snow without breaking through. Click for More
  1. History

  2. Anatomy of the Snowshoe

  3. Snowshoe sizing

  4. Snowshoeing basics

  5. Planning Safe Excursions



WINTER SURVIVAL

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Winter presents unique challenges in wilderness survival situations. Cold temperatures make it challenging to stay warm and avoid hypothermia. Winds are a bigger factor than in warmer seasons. Water is sometimes harder to come by. And deep snow can make it harder to get around. Click for More
  1. Dressing right

  2. Frostbite and Hypothermia

  3. Winter survival
  4. Winter Shelter




WINTER GAMES

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Playing games was an important part of daily life for First Nations people. Games taught people how to cooperate, they were inclusive (young or old, man or woman) and many served a sacred purpose. The joy of playing and the strength of body, mind and spirit that is gained from playing was always more important than winning. Many sports helped develop skills needed for survival (coordination, stalking, etc.)
  1. History

  2. Games

  3. Snow snake Activity

  4. Outdoor Leadership

  5. Winter Games Planning




CROSS COUNTRY SKIING

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Cross country skiing is the oldest type of skiing. It emerged from a need to travel over snow-covered terrain and developed as a sport at the end of the 19th century. Click for More     1. History
    2. Equipment
    3. Technique
    4. Planning Excursions


CLICK HERE FOR ALL ASSIGNED READINGS, RESOURCES, TASKS AND ASSIGNMENTS.



ALGONQUIN PARK CANOE TRIP

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Canoe tripping is the quintessential Canadian experience.
  1. Algonquin Park

  2. The Canoe

  3. The Paddle

  4. Navigation and Orienteering

  5. Packing

  6. Planning Safe Excursions


CLICK HERE FOR ALL ASSIGNED READINGS, RESOURCES, TASKS AND ASSIGNMENTS.