• MISSISSIPPI RIVER

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    Quick Facts: The Mackenzie River is the longest river system in Canada, and has the second largest drainage basin of any North American river after the Mississippi River. The Mackenzie River flows through a vast, thinly populated region of forest and tundra entirely within the Canadian Northwest Territories, although its many tributaries reach into four other Canadian provinces and territories.


Activities

  • To complete each activity, read the directions and do the assigned task. Each time you complete an activity, check it off in your passport. Use the envelope you received with your passport to keep your notes or projects so that you can document your work.

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Mackenzie River

  • Length: 1,080 mi
    Basin size: 1,805,200 km2 (697,000 sq mi)
    Source: Great Slave Lake
    Mouths: Beaufort Sea, Arctic Ocean
    Did you know: The Mackenzie River was discovered in 1789 by explorer Alexander Mackenzie.

  • Reading

    The easiest way to explore new places is to read about them! Collect information, make connections and travel further than you ever imagined.

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  • Math

    Math is everywhere – in the distance you run and the hours you spend sleeping. Learn about math, and things will start adding up.

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  • Music

    Music makes everything better. Harmony, melody, rhythm – together they express our emotions and even make us happy.

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  • Art

    People have been making and enjoying art for as long as people have been around. See what painting, drawing and photography have to offer.

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  • Social Studies

    Want to learn more about who we are, where we come from and where we’re going? The place to start your adventure is Social Studies.

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  • Science

    Observe, experiment, study. If you’re curious about the world and the way it works, put on your mental lab coat and let the discoveries begin.

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  • Movement

    Everything is moving, from a kite in the wind to the graceful motions of a ballet dancer. Get in sync and learn how to go with the flow.

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  • River Reading List

    Pick and read a book about the river. Be sure to check it off in your passport.

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