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: Thirsting For More: What is the relationship between climate change and water?

This lesson offers students the opportunity to examine some of the possible effects of climate change on water resources. Students will work collaboratively in small groups to decode and analyze various political cartoons on the topic. Finally, students will create their own political cartoon related to water and climate change.