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Opportunities North  

The Northern News Service operates this Web site, which has the most current information about industries in the NWT. Remind students to read articles carefully because there is information here about Nunavut and Yukon as well as the NWT. Articles are detailed and usually accompanied by photographs. Some students may need support to work through the material and make appropriate notes.

Mackenzie Gas Project    

What is the Mackenzie Gas Project? What does it mean to the people of the Northwest Territories? Will it really create 2600 jobs? What kind of jobs? Who are the partners in the project? Find out at this Web site. Information is provided in North Slavey, South Slavey, Gwich'in, and Inuvialuktun, as well as English.  


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Answer Key


?_Geography Newspaper Article

This activity extends the information on page 40 in InfoCanada Northwest Territories . The activity is designed as a fact-based one. You can vary it by having students seek out different perspectives on the project and then role playing a conversation between an individual who wants the project to go ahead, and an individual who does not want the project to go ahead. Note that the Web site is authored by the project partners, which include the Aboriginal Pipeline Group.

Choose a few short news articles from the newspaper to go over with students prior to them writing their own. Look at them in terms of the following information about news reports.

     A news report is a factual report based on information from one or more sources. It should begin with an interesting headline. The first sentence or two of a news article generally contains answers to the facts of the topic: who, what, when, where, why, and how. In the lead the writer wants to grab the reader's attention, and this is often done by beginning with a question, a surprising fact, a quotation, etc.

     The "5 Ws and How" formula requires students to select main ideas and omit less important details. If reviewing student worksheets, look for evidence that a student is having difficulty omitting less important information, or has trouble identifying the main ideas.

You may wish to use or adapt the following criteria to evaluate students' news articles:

  • The student organizes information in a manner appropriate for the format.
  • The article does not omit any of the most relevant information.
  • Information in the article is accurate.
  • Style and diction are appropriate for a news article.


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