This package combines two of WestView Learning’s products into one purchase: the eBook Today I Discovered The Sugar Bush, and Maple Sap to Maple Syrup is an Integrated Unit of study for grades 4+
Today I Discovered The Sugar Bush is a 24 page non-fiction eBook rich in photographs and videos showing how one family collects and processes maple sap. Text is synchronized with a voice file to support readers.
Maple Sap to Maple Syrup includes activities in Social Studies (history), Science (Water Cycle & Photosynthesis as connected to Maple Sugar), and Writing (Legends). A comprehensive background section is provided for the teacher summarizing the history and science of harvesting Maple Sugar trees in North America with links to external resources provided.
Lesson topics and activities include:
Social Studies - focus on the evolution of equipment used in harvesting and processing of maple sap from First Nations through to current day.
Science - Anatomy of a tree, creating sugar solutions and two methods of evaporation. Inquiry cards provided for individual, student or whole class extension projects.
Writing - Study of two Maple Sugar legends followed by research and writing of a legend.
To view all features in this eBook, use the browser Google Chrome’s free Readium application or eReaders such as Apple’s iBooks. Please contact WestView Learning if you have questions regarding a specific reader/platform.
Note: This Unit and eBook is also available in French.