THE MAPLE MAN
Maple syrup is part of the tradition of our country, a precious tradition that René wishes to transmit to future generations. René has been touring Canada with his traveling show, spreading his knowledge across the country about traditional sugar shacks.
He is offering a workshop can be adapted to all types of learners from Kindergarten to Grade 6 who wish to understand, experiment, create and explore the different types of traditional Canadian occupations still in use today.
This cultural workshop allows students to better understand French-Canadian traditions using a 55-minute cultural presentation as well as a film to be viewed in class before the presentation.
The Presentation Includes:
Student taste buds will be awakened when they experience real maple taffy served on a bed of snow.
Transforming Maple Sap
A short film for all ages is shown on the big screen with live narration from the Maple Man himself.
Typical French-Canadian rhythms are demonstrated with rigadoons played on the Maple Man’s violin, or by step-dancing marionettes moving to the sound of wooden spoons played by students.
Traditional French-Canadian Dance
Allows students to recreate the atmosphere of a sugaring-off party by dancing to French-Canadian airs accompanied by a caller directing the movements of the dancers.