In this activity you will
conduct research and write a report about the Qu'Appelle River using
the Great Canadian Rivers Web site. Listen to Sam Rapid's quick
tips. Find out why the Qu'Appelle River is called the "river of
lakes." Explore the Qu'Appelle River's importance in Saskatchewan
history, and its importance to Saskatchewan culture, recreation,
and industry today.
1. Visit the Great
Canadian Rivers Web site. You will find a menu
left-hand side of the page. Click on the link to Great Canadian
2. When the page loads,
look for the "Rivers 1 Index" halfway down the
on "Qu'Appelle 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?
does the name "Qu'Appelle" mean?
information on the Ecosystem page to describe the importance
of the river
in terms of physical geography. How many species of
the Qu'Appelle River Valley home?
information on the Qu'Appelle River home page as well
and Economy" pages to describe the importance
in terms of human use.
to download an organizer on which to record your information.
In your report, include maps, diagrams and photographs to clearly
communicate your information.