2.3 New Leisure Activity Report
RECREATION ACTIVITY REPORT Check assignment check list for due dates. During this course you will be required to participate in a leisure pursuit that you have never participated in before. This assignment will take some time and planning, so plan ahead and get started on it now!!! Decide what you want to do for your activity and make plans to accomplish this in a timely manner. You must spend at least two hours watching people do this activity. You must spend enough time doing the activity to “really get a feel” for what the activity is all about (minimum 4 hours). Additionally, you must interview at least three (3) people who participate in this activity regularly and find out why they do the activity and what they enjoy about the activity. You should also do a literature review and find written information about the activity, how many people participate in it, the cultural history, and any other important information about the activity. You will write a 3-4 page paper including the following information: 1) Background information on the activity, 2) Reasons why others participate in the activity (include personal interviews and information from magazines, journals, books, etc.), 3) What you noticed when you watched the activity (demographic make-up of the participants, number of people, the mood of the participants, mood of the crowd [if there was one],etc.), 4) Your experience with the activity (did you enjoy it, will you continue doing this activity in the future, any incidents that stick out in your mind, etc.), and 5) Reference page with at least 5 sources. (2 of those sources MUST be published [book, magazine, journal, newspaper]. All citations in text and on the reference page should be in APA 5th ed. format, example: Ewert, A. (1993). Differences in the level of motivation based on trip outcome, experience level and group type. Journal of Leisure Research 25(4), 335-349. or go to www.apastyle.org for more examples)
Grading criteria for the paper: 50 points (5 pts – Spelling/Grammar, 10 pts – included appropriate number of references in text 5 written, 3 personal communication, ALL CITED APA STYLE, 10 pts – Thorough explanation of activity/background, 5 pts – thorough explanation of observation, 10 pts – Thorough explanation of why others participate in activity, 10 pts – Thorough explanation of your experience).
2.4 New Leisure Presentation
RECREATION ACTIVITY PRESENTATION : You will present a Power Point presentation on the new recreation activity you chose to do participate in this semester to the class by uploading it to the Drop Box. All participants MUST use Power Point to help the audience understand your topic better. In your presentation make sure you address the same type of information as your paper: background/history of the activity, reasons why people participate in the activity, what you noticed when you watched/participated in the activity, and your experience. Feel free to use creativity and humor in your Power Point presentations. However, be sure not to get your file too big so that we can all view it. So I will limit the file size to 1G. which should be plenty big enough. Everyone in the class will view your presentation through Drop Box and will choose 3 presentations that they liked the most and will post a Forum reaction as to why they liked your presentation.