It’s that time of year again – when the sap starts moving and it’s time to get collecting. Maple Syrup is a Canadian icon and a tasty part of our identity!
Maple Syrup Production/Information
http://www.siropderable.ca/home.aspx (available in both French and in English). This website also has a lot of information and photos, a recipe booklet, nutritional and glycemic information about maple syrup and more, plus more about the Maple industry.
Lesson Plans & Printables
http://www.ontariomaple.com/omspa/educational-resources.html – lessons and activities for Grades 1 through 9. This website also has lots of information on the maple industry and production and a list of Ontario Maple Farms and festivals. [sadly, it looks like they’ve removed most of the lessons off the website but I managed to find them off site!] Grade 2 | Grade 5 | Grade 6
From Stats Canada: Tapping the Manitoba Maple
Activity Sheets & Crossword Puzzle from Sugarbush Maple Syrup Fest
Maple Syrup Song from Alexis Swire
Maple syrup printable worksheets – puzzles, colouring sheets, games, and activities
Homeschool Share lesson plans, lapbooks and other maple syrup goodies (Not specifically Canadian but very useful!)
Exploring Maple Syrup – a lesson plan based on the book Sugarbush Spring.
Maple Syrup Production Lesson Plan – K-3 adaptable.
History of Maple Syrup – K-3 Adaptable
Maple Syrup Printables – reference sheets outlining production steps and results
Video: http://www.siropderable.ca/Afficher.aspx?page=52&langue=en (also available in French)
Video: CBC – Canadian Maple Syrup TV presentation from 1978.
Video: Syrup: A Heritage Minute
Powerpoint presentations: Quebec Maple
Sap to Syrup – a backyard syrup documentary
Make Your Own!
http://www.howtomakemaplesyrup.com/ – easy instructions
Step-by-step Instructions – a little hard to follow due to formatting issues, but Very informative!
Other Maple Treats