Cross Country & Snowshoe Teaching Curricula

To help PE teachers bring snowshoeing and cross country skiing into their schools, SnowSports Industries America partnered up with professors from George Mason University (Virginia), Keene State College (New Hampshire), the Virginia Department of Education, and Tubbs Snowshoes, to design model curricula that could be used with school children from K-12. Click here to find out more about the pilot programs that began during the 2004-05 season. Also, Jeannie Trautman offers her thoughts on why it is important to try and start a program at your school.

Click on the appropriate link below to download a PDF of the curriculum that you're interested in. (You must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view this.)

Introduction to Winter Sports: Snowshoe Curriculum Outline

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Curriculum Format
Dr. G. Linda Rikard, Ed.D. (George Mason University) authored this snowshoe instructional unit, which is based on information developed for Winter Fit and Winter Kids and conforms to educational standards outlined by the Virginia Department of Education.

Program Example
Jeannie Trautman, a PE teacher in Fairfax, Virginia, has run a snowshoe program at her school for 5th & 6th graders the past several years . Read more about her first-hand experiences in setting up the program.

Introduction to Winter Sports: Cross-Country Ski Curriculum Outline

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Curriculum Format
This cross-country ski instructional unit was designed similarly to the Snowshoe Curriculum outline, authored by Dr. G. Linda Rikard, Ed.D. (George Mason University), and Dr. Mary Marks, Ph.D. (Fairfax County Public Schools).

Curriculum Outline
Dr. Donna M. Smyth, Ed.D.
Dept. of Physical Education
Keene State College, Keene, NH

Acknowledgements
Many of the teaching progressions and learning activities included in this instructional unit have come from various New England Bill Koch Youth Ski League instructors, coaches, and athletes.

Why Start A Snowshoe School Program?

Thoughts about Snowshoeing
By Jeannie Trautman Physical Education Teacher Great Falls Elementary School Fairfax County, VA.

 

Cross Country & Snowshoe Teaching Curricula

To help PE teachers bring snowshoeing and cross country skiing into their schools, SnowSports Industries America partnered up with professors from George Mason University (Virginia), Keene State College (New Hampshire), the Virginia Department of Education, and Tubbs Snowshoes, to design model curricula that could be used with school children from K-12. Click here to find out more about the pilot programs that began during the 2004-05 season. Also, Jeannie Trautman offers her thoughts on why it is important to try and start a program at your school.

Click on the appropriate link below to download a PDF of the curriculum that you're interested in. (You must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view this.)

Introduction to Winter Sports: Snowshoe Curriculum Outline

Download PDF 

Curriculum Format
Dr. G. Linda Rikard, Ed.D. (George Mason University) authored this snowshoe instructional unit, which is based on information developed for Winter Fit and Winter Kids and conforms to educational standards outlined by the Virginia Department of Education.

Program Example
Jeannie Trautman, a PE teacher in Fairfax, Virginia, has run a snowshoe program at her school for 5th & 6th graders the past several years . Read more about her first-hand experiences in setting up the program.

Introduction to Winter Sports: Cross-Country Ski Curriculum Outline

Download PDF

Curriculum Format
This cross-country ski instructional unit was designed similarly to the Snowshoe Curriculum outline, authored by Dr. G. Linda Rikard, Ed.D. (George Mason University), and Dr. Mary Marks, Ph.D. (Fairfax County Public Schools).

Curriculum Outline
Dr. Donna M. Smyth, Ed.D.
Dept. of Physical Education
Keene State College, Keene, NH

Acknowledgements
Many of the teaching progressions and learning activities included in this instructional unit have come from various New England Bill Koch Youth Ski League instructors, coaches, and athletes.

Why Start A Snowshoe School Program?

Thoughts about Snowshoeing
By Jeannie Trautman Physical Education Teacher Great Falls Elementary School Fairfax County, VA.