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History: About Wood: The Talking Trees


Bonus! Now also includes the complete poem 'The Maple Leaf Forever' (the official updated version), with copywork pages and original decorative borders from the 1868 edition)!

This simple, old-fashioned text will introduce young students to the types of trees that are used for human materials – buildings, books, etc. The story is told from the trees’ point-of-view, and puts an emphasis on describing where the trees grew, how they were felled and transported, and the dangers of forest fire. The text avoids any particularly tragic elements, bringing attention primarily to how trees are used by humans to our benefit, and giving an appreciation of the fact that trees are a living part of nature. It also offers a peek at historical Canada through the eyes of forest trees.

The book is divided into seven chapters and a short introduction. Following each of these are three reading comprehension questions and six vocabulary words. Also included is a page of suggested topics for ‘thinking about history’. These may be used by the teacher for discussion purposes, research or in any other way to ‘expand’ the lesson. 

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File Last Updated:
May 25, 2017
This title was added to our catalog on May 05, 2017.