Regardless of grade level, adventure challenge type units are among my favorite to teach as the opportunities to challenge students, get them thinking, and working together are endless. True and authentic learning can take place at every step of the way during these units. Kids can learn about one another and themselves constantly, but most importantly the concepts of perseverance, resilience, communication, and trust can be addressed in every lesson. I opened up the adventure challenge unit today for kindergarten with a game that I have done numerous times over the years. This game can be modified and increased in difficulty to suit any age level.
I call the game "Capture the Gold" or "Cross the River" or "Avoid the Gators" or whatever I feel like on the day! However, the challenge remains the same. Please see videos below to get an idea of how this game works. you can truly modify this game in a zillion ways. Although I did not do any assessment, I have done many forms of assessment when the students have played the game in the past. Watch and think about your own space and resources and think of how it can be played with your students. Chances are many of you have already done many similar games. Want to share these games??
Please go to my PYP PE teacher forum page that I have set up on this website and share any adventure challenge games you have done (http://www.pyppewithandy.com/pe-teacher-forum-connecting-with-other-good-practitioners.html#/). I am always looking for new ideas!! Thanks
The Challenge is Set!!!
The First Go!
Houston, We Have a Problem!!