Maple Syrup


Maple Syrup



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Spring 2012


Dr. Lisa Mitchell, Associate Professor of South Asia Studies, has guided her students to create voiceover videos as class assignments for a large undergraduate class (ANTH 063 / SAST 063 / HIST 087) in South Asia Studies. Her class focuses on how the desire to possess and consume commodities has shaped cultures. In addition to the commodities studied by the full class, each student researches a commodity for an individual presentation. Projects from the 2012 spring semester include some integration of video content in addition to stills. Students in all six sections of the course viewed the videos, and chose winners at the section and course levels. This video earned an honorable mention. Benedict, Aaditya, and Luke examine the history and production of maple syrup, as well as ways in which the production process has changed. Learn about: Effects of production inefficiency on commodity price Competition between maple sugar and cane sugar The emergence of maple syrup as a breakfast condiment View curriculum and materials for this course


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Maple Syrup