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Featured lesson plan: Charting a Course for Canada’s Arctic Sovereignty

In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to reflect on the evolving role of the Canadian Navy. Discussion topics include past and present activities of the Canadian Navy. Students will be asked to formulate an opinion regarding the Canadian Navy’s role and Arctic sovereignty. They will research and answer the following questions: What types of action has the Canadian Government taken to reinforce its sovereignty claims in the Arctic? How important is it to maintain or increase naval activity in the region? What are the costs and benefits of enhancing the role of the Canadian Navy in the Arctic? Each student will be required to write a paragraph addressing these issues.