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Northwest Territories:  Student Centre


Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

?_Geography Timeline


Web Links

Museum of Civilization

What happened to the "Inuvialuit" people and their traditional culture when the European explorers, fur traders, and missionaries arrived? The Web page, "The Inuvialuit of the Western Arctic" traces the history of the Inuit in the arctic. The Web site provides photographs and accounts from the writings of explorers, fur traders, and missionaries who visited the arctic.

National Library of Canada: Passageways  

This Web site was written especially for you! This National Library Web site has information about the early peoples of the arctic and the explorers like Alexander Mackenzie who ventured across the territory searching for furs, gold, new lands, and a passageway to the Pacific Ocean.





Web Activity

?_Geography Timeline

1. Visit the Pathfinders & Passageways Web site.

2. From the menu at the top of the page, click on " Explorers' Index". Scroll

   down to find " Alexander Mackenzie" and click on it.

3. Navigate through the pages about Mackenzie by clicking next at the

    bottom of each page.

4. Create a timeline of Mackenzie's life. Begin your timeline with the date of

    Mackenzie's birth, and end it with the date of his death. Include at least

    five other dates on your timeline.

5. What was your favourite "Mackenzie quote?" Why?

6. What do you think was the most interesting thing about Mackenzie's life?

    Why? Share your answers with another student.