Lesson 10: Global Perspectives on Hiking Skills

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Outdoor Skills


The learning objective of this lesson is to provide adult learners with a comprehensive understanding of hiking skills within a global context. We aim to examine how these skills can be applied and vary across different cultural landscapes, equipping learners with practical knowledge and adaptability for hiking in various regions of the world. By the end of this lesson, participants should be able to plan and undertake a hiking trip that respects cultural norms and environmental conditions specific to global locations.

Comprehensive Content Overview:

Smart Life Skills

Hiking skills encompass a wide range of knowledge, from navigation and safety to cultural awareness and environmental stewardship. In this lesson, we will cover:

  • Navigational skills and the use of technology.
  • Understanding and adapting to different terrains.
  • Weather patterns and their implications on hiking.
  • Cultural sensitivity and local customs.
  • Environmental impact and Leave No Trace principles.
  • Emergency preparedness and risk management.

In-depth Explanations with Actionable Insights:

Navigational Skills and the Use of Technology: Global navigation varies depending on the region’s technology infrastructure and the availability of maps or trails. For example, while a GPS device might be reliable in North America or Europe, in remote parts of Asia or Africa, traditional compass skills and paper maps might be more practical.

Actionable Insight: Learn to use a topographic map and compass, and practice in a local area before ...

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