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: Wind Energy Generation in Northern Communities

In this lesson, students will critically consider the use of wind energy in the Northwest Territories. The key critical question is: Is wind energy a suitable alternative for your community?