"Traversing Walls" is the all-in-one solution for physical education teachers, recreation and youth leaders and after school club supervisors.The book provides activities to prepare students for climbing, provides fun, learning activities with classroom curriculum concepts while traversing the wall.The book features pre-climbing activities for students to gain core strength, lead-up activities, dome cones and other off-wall activities to prepare for climbing and wall activities with interdisciplinary connections - so the children are thinking and learning while enjoying traversing the wall.
Jim Stiehl, PhD, is a professor in the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). Stiehl is a climbing instructor and challenge course director at UNC and has related experience as an instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School. Stiehl is former chair of the Council on Outdoor Education for the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). He was named Scholar of the Year in 1993 for the Central District Association of HPERD and has received several research and writing excellence awards.