Eden C. Stein
Throughout this unit outdoor experiential learning is combined with nature journaling, reading and interpretation of poetry and native American legends, the writing of poetry, and reflecting in learning logs. A subsection of the unit is also student book clubs which naturally includes strategies for cooperative learning and peer discourse. An example of the way these strategies are integrated can be seen in the maple syrup study which naturally occurs in the springtime, during which students observe trees and the making of syrup in the present day, read a narrative text about the traditional making of syrup, and also participate in a taste test. Additional teaching strategies are highlighted during the parts of the unit in which they occur.