Canada's Forests - Learning From the Past, Building for the Future

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Description: A Canadian Forestry Association teaching kit developed with the help of science specialists and professional educators. Begins with an introductory session that introduces the science behind the topic, followed by a series of activities for students that can be tailored to different grade levels from grades 1 to 8. This 32-page kit looks at Canada's rich forest heritage, linking the history of the nation to the relationship with forests. Includes six activities that help students to see how forest practices have evolved over Canada's history along with technological capacities and an increasing understanding of forest ecosystems. Also includes a pull-out poster from the Canadian Model Forest Network.
Author/Producer: Canadian Forestry Association
Topic Areas Covered: Forest history, past and present extent of Canadian forests, past and present forest practices, forest harvest and monitoring technology, ecosystem functions
Resource Type: Curriculum & poster
For Grade Levels: 1-8
Publication Date: 2000
Length: 32 pages
Cost: Free (PDF download)
Is It Available For Loan? No
Is Training Necessary? No
Language: English & French
Educational or Informational: Educational
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Canada's Forests - A Breath of Fresh Air
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Canada’s Forests - A Fine Balance
Canada's Forests and Wetlands - Our Natural Water Filters
The Boreal Forest - A Global Legacy
Canada's Boreal Forest - Tradition and Transition
Geographic Location: Canada
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Author/Producer Contact: Canadian Forestry Association
Address: P.O. Box 99
6905 Hwy. 17 West
Mattawa, ON
Phone: (705) 744-1715 ext. 609

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  • Everything is made from natural resources and natural resources must come from somewhere.
  • The gathering and processing of all natural resources have environmental impacts.
  • Responsible production and use of wood - a renewable resource - is environmentally sound.

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