In this activity you will
conduct research and write a report about the Mackenzie River using
the Great Canadian Rivers Web site. Listen to Sam Rapid's quick
tips. Explore the Mackenzie River's importance in Northwest Territories
history, and its importance to NWT culture, recreation, and industry
1. Visit the Canadian
Rivers Web site. You will find a menu panel
on the left-
side of the page. Click on the link to "Great Canadian Rivers".
2. When the page loads, look
for the "Rivers 1 Index" halfway down the
page. Click on "Mackenzie River".
3. Browse through the Web
links on the menu on the left hand side of the
to learn about the river's history, ecosystem, culture, recreation
Read the text and listen to Sam Rapid's video clips.
4. Use the information you
read, hear, and see to write a report on the
River. In your report, include the following information:
of the river. Use cardinal directions to describe the
How long is the river?
information on the "Ecosystem" page to describe the
of the river in terms of physical geography. How many
wildflower grow on the Mackenzie delta? What's a
how is it created? What mammals call the Mackenzie
and why is the Delta called "Muskrat Mecca?"
information on the "Recreation" and "Economy" pages to
the importance of the river in terms of human use.
Click here to download an organizer on which to record your information.
In your report, include maps, diagrams and photographs in your report
to clearly communicate your information.