Exciting New Resources
New resources available:
Woodland Workout with Commonwealth Games Supplement
The Woodland Workout is a compact and practical resource of physical and creative activities to do in a woodland setting. The Commonwealth Games Supplement adds a mini games to form the basis of a topic on the 2014 games.
Every school in Scotland will receive a copy of the resource in April 2014. For those in Scotland futher copies are available from: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/publications.nsf/$$Search
A downloadable version will be available here shortly.
Tree Stories, which grew out of a Tayside FEI Cluster Group project, has been written by storyteller Claire Hewitt and comprises a tree story for each month of the year, background facts on each tree and its folklore, and an introduction to using storytelling for education. The book can be downloaded here.
For those in Scotland copies are available from: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/publications.nsf/$$Search
Wolf Brother’s Wildwoods
This resource has been produced to support teachers who are reading the novel Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver with their classes. Set in Mesolithic times, the novel is not only an exciting read but also reveals much about the lives of hunter-gatherers who lived in Scotland 10,000 years ago. Download a copy here.
Available from http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/publications.nsf/$$Search
Trees and the Scottish Enlightenment
This resource, Trees and the Scottish Enlightenment is an outline of the story of the Enlightenment and the beginnings of modern forestry and is intended as a brief introduction to a complex subject, which is complemented by the more detailed stories told in Trees, People and the Country Estate.Trees and the Scottish Enlightenment. You can download a copy here.