With more than 45,000 kilometres of track, Canada boasts one of the largest railway systems in the world. Railways employ 32,000 Canadian workers and directly contribute more than $10 billion a year to the nation’s economy. In addition, nearly everything we consume travels by rail on some portion of its journey and each year, rail provides transportation for about 70 million Canadians.

Featured lesson plan: Naming Ships in Nunavut

In this lesson, students will learn about the naming process for ships in the Canadian Navy. They will search for ships that were named after communities in Nunavut in the past. Students will discover that currently there are no ships named after communities in Nunavut in the Canadian Navy. Finally, they will create a profile for a fictional ship in the Canadian Navy and name it after a community in Nunavut.