Maple Sugaring Multidisciplinary Curriculum

A full academic year curriculum featuring more than 100 educational activities on biology, earth science, language and the arts, science and technology, history, geography and social science, health and wellness and more!

maple sugaring curriculum

Do-it-Yourself Maple Sugaring is a multidisciplinary curriculum designed as an educational supplement to the book Maple Sugar from sap to syrup: the history, lore, and how-to behind this sweet treat, by Tim Herd. (Storey Publishing) The book is available from the author and online booksellers. A Do-it-Yourself Tapping Kit, which is used for one of the major activities, is available only from the author.

While the students develop virtuous habits and many practical employment and life skills, they also follow the footsteps of both bygone and present maple syrup producers to learn the lore, tap the trees, secure the sap, separate the sugar, and taste the treat. This is a series in which they can truly enjoy the fruits of their labor: sweet!

Students from 9 years old to those in high school can follow the footsteps of both bygone and present maple syrup producers, learning how to tap the trees, secure the sap, separate the sugar, and taste the treat themselves —and developing virtuous habits and many practical employment and life skills along the way.

Academic Subjects      history, geography & indigenous cultures  • environmental  & biological sciences  •  science & technology  •  language expression  •  mathematics  •  social & consumer sciences  •  business management  •  music, arts & craftsmanship •  health & physical development  •  food preparation & science  •  natural history & resources

ages 9-17

 Skills Development     reading & writing •  speaking & presenting  •  independent study  •  researching  • outdoor skills & safety  •  critical observing & thinking  •  interpersonal relations  •  mental & physical agility  •  planning & budgeting  •  leadership

Character Virtues     Responsibility  •  Integrity  •  Excellence  •  Collaboration  •  Work Ethic •  Patience  • Persistence

Curriculum Format      Because students learn in many different ways (visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic and social), Do-it-Yourself Maple Sugaring is designed to provide many avenues to maximize the learning potential.  Each lesson offers contextual information and activities in the following applications: 1. Comprehend. 2. Think & Discuss  3. Investigate  4. Research.  5. Create  6. Experiment  7. Venture  8. Engage  9. Additional Resources.

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MasterPoint Publishing.   141 pages.    Downloadable pdf.