Lessons from the land
Hottah Lake
Fence Narrows
Blood Rock
Hook Place
Komoola Portage
Sliding Hill
Village beside Nidzii
Bea Lake
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Teacher's Guide

Teacher's GuideIllustration of canoes leaving shore

For Teachers in the Northwest Territories:
The Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre’s Education Services office has several resources that are loaned upon request to schools in the NWT. Many of these resources are directly related to the content of the Idaa Trail. Please visit the Teachers’ section of the museum’s web site for descriptions of the materials available and borrowing procedures.

Welcome to the Idaa Trail Teacher’s Guide. Here you’ll find an outline of how the site works, what types of resources are available, and a downloadable Lesson Plan package with complete lesson plans for each of the sites on the Idaa Trail.

There are two ways you can travel the Idaa Trail:

  • Click the START button at the left to travel the Idaa Trail with a Dogrib family in our illustrated online storybook. This part of the site includes activities and games, and is intended for younger visitors.
  • Or, for a more indepth experience, go to the IDAA TRAIL HOME to browse photos, video and audio as you explore the historical and cultural significance of eight sites on the Idaa Trail. This stream is intended for secondary and post-secondary students.

Download the Lesson Plan package:

  • Adobe PDF (Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print the document)

Northwest Territories Curriculum Links:


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