Esri Canada’s K-12 group develop interesting and relevant resources that can be used in your teaching. Learn more about the latest resource that highlights the importance of the Arctic, some of the contributions made by historic explorers who searched for the Northwest Passage and the need to secure Canadian Sovereignty in the North.
Happy New Year! Why not begin your new year with an interesting topic that will engage your students?
The Arctic is an important and unique region of the world. Learn more about it by introducing your students to the latest Web activity created by the Esri Canada K-12 group on The Canadian Arctic and the Northwest Passage. This resource highlights the Canadian Arctic, the history of the Northwest Passage and the importance of maintaining a strong Canadian presence in the northern region and it includes topics covered in History, Geography and Social Studies in curricula across Canada. Students will discover some of the unique characteristics of the Arctic and how the Northwest Passage is part of Canada’s history of exploration in the North.
Learn about the importance of this region of Canada with the Canadian Arctic and the Northwest Passage Web activity.
Additional Arctic resources to explore with your students:
- Arctic Ocean Basemap with Sea Ice Extent
Explore the Arctic Ocean Basemap that can be used as a reference map by anyone interested in ocean data for the Arctic region.
- Arctic Imagery Basemap - Maritime Areas Claimed
The Arctic Imagery Map provides 15m TerraColor imagery for the polar region and it shows the maritime areas claimed by Canada, Denmark, United States and Russia.
Find more ArcGIS Online resources to spice up your lesson plans today!
About the Author
Angela Alexander is a K-12 Education Resource Developer on the Esri Canada Education and Research team. She has over six years of experience working with educators across Canada. Angela is responsible for producing geographic information system (GIS) and curriculum specific resources, conducting and creating custom workshops for educators and judging and developing the question for the annual GIS Skills Ontario competition in Waterloo, Ontario. Angela has a Bachelor’s degree in Geography and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario and completed the Applied Digital Geography and GIS certificate program at Ryerson University.More Content by Angela Alexander