A River through Time: The St. Lawrence
Students are given a t-chart where they will have to compare and contrast how the St. Lawrence River has been utilized over time. Students will take note of how the different historical figures have used the St. Lawrence River as a major route of transportation. In addition, students will list what was traded and transported from the time of Jacques Cartier to present day. Students will be encouraged to read and interpret maps of the St. Lawrence River and Seaway in order to understand its economic development and environmental impact since its creation.
Selling the Seaway
In this lesson, students will create a simple advertisement to market the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway to potential customers. They will use the Canadian Atlas Online to conduct research about the economic, environmental and social benefits of the Seaway.
In this lesson, students will create a diorama of the St. Lawrence Seaway system and explain how locks work.
Journey into the Heart of a Continent
Students will examine the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Seaway as a unique water highway to and from the heartland of the North American continent. Students will become familiar with its historical development, as well as its current impact upon the various ports along its route. They will develop an appreciation of the role of the Seaway in the evolution of global trade patterns. Students will also gain knowledge about the use of technology in maintaining safety along the waterway.
Under the St. Lawrence Seaway: A Webquest
In this lesson, students will, by identifying and researching the varying depths of water in St. Lawrence Seaway-Great Lakes System, understand the concept of bathymetry and how it influences construction for navigation and the facilitation of it.
Getting to Know the Seaway: A Project Based Lesson
In this lesson, students will work in groups to bring together an overview of the St. Lawrence Seaway. Upon completion of individual projects, groups will convene and present their findings to their classmates and other interested parties.
Unlocking the St. Lawrence Seaway: A Lesson on Integers
Students are introduced to the concept of integers using the different canal sections of the St. Lawrence Seaway. As each vessel goes through a section of the canal, the water level either rises or decreases. Students will be encouraged to use numbers to describe this process. In addition, students will be challenged to demonstrate an understanding of and apply arithmetic operations on integers.
Driving to Baffin Island? Not so fast...
In this lesson, students will trace the route of a car being shipped from Valleyfield, Quebec to Iqaluit, Nunavut. An emphasis will be placed on the St. Lawrence Seaway.
Detour on Highway H2O
In this lesson, students will describe and explain how shipping traffic “detours” through the Welland Canal in order to bypass Niagara Falls.
Canada’s Natural Highway
Trade is the lifeblood of any nation, province or region whether it is local, within your province, between provinces or global trade with other companies from around the world. Our every day lives as Canadians are intertwined with the trade that occurs at our nation’s ports and what moves up and down the St. Lawrence Seaway. The questions that need to be answered are: How much trade comes into Canada via the Seaway and where does it come from? How much trade goes out of Canada via the Seaway and where does it go? How is it possible for this to happen given the challenges of the physical geography of Canada? Students will do online research, complete graphic organizers and create a map to answer the above questions.
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway: Gateway to Canada's Industrial Heartland
The lesson is based on the strategic education structure or a learning and assessment situation (LAS) as proposed by the Quebec geography curriculum.
Shipping Grain from Saskatchewan to the Atlantic
In this lesson, students will learn about the significant role the St. Lawrence Seaway plays in transporting goods from western Canada to the east coast of North America and beyond. They will compare and contrast several of the environmental advantages to using shipping as compared to other modes of transportation, namely via truck and rail.
In this lesson, students will to learn the basics about the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway System and the ships that use it by playing a game of “Seaway Spy”. They will use an online resource to find the information required to complete the game.