Forests Ontario

Resources: Lesson Plans

The Importance of Forests

Grade 7 to Grade 10

An appreciation of the importance of forests in our daily lives will be encouraged. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Trees at Home

Grade 7 to Grade 10

Students will develop an awareness that animals and plants depend on their environment to meet their basic needs. This is an indoor activity. **This plan is Ontario specific, see Forest Regions of Canada

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Geography
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Outdoor Education

Forest Folks

Grade 11 to Grade 12

Jobs that depend on the forest will be explored and examined. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Business/Economics
  • Careers
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Outdoor Education

Paths to the Forest

Grade 11 to Grade 12

The social, economic and environmental impacts of forest management activities will be researched and analyzed. This is an indoor activity.

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Business/Economics
  • Careers
  • Social Studies
  • Communication
  • Literacy
  • Writing

Autumn Adventures

Junior to Grade 3

Students will gain an understanding of why leaves change colour and what happens to them after they fall. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • Science
  • Application
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Outdoor Education

The Heat is On!

Grade 11 to Grade 12

Students will predict the impacts of climate change on a local forested environment. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Presentations
  • Indoors
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing

Nature’s Drinking Straws

Grade 7 to Grade 10

Students will investigate how trees draw water from the soil, and will understand how plants are part of the water cycle. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration

Not All Plants are Created Equal

Junior to Grade 6

Students will be familiarized with the characteristics of trees in order to assist with tree identification. This is an indoor/outdoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Outdoors
  • English/Language Arts
  • Fine Arts
  • Science
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Writing

Predicting the Impacts of Change

Grade 7 to Grade 10

A woodland ecosystem example will be researched by assessing the impact of potential natural and/or technological change. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Social Action

Private Woodlands: Challenges and Solutions

Grade 7 to Grade 10

Students will design methodologies to implement and evaluate their proposed actions. This is an indoor activity.

  • Lesson Plans
  • Indoors
  • Geography
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Application
  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Literacy
  • Social Action