The Tracking Change – Lesson Plans for NWT and Alberta Secondary Science Classrooms is based on extensive research with Indigenous peoples and local communities in the Mackenzie River Basin through Tracking Change. This research is intended to strengthen the voices of subsistence fisheries and Indigenous communities in governance, as well as to demonstrate how the rivers are socially, economically, culturally, and ecologically important to the place and people.
It was important to local communities that the knowledge they shared as part of Tracking Change was passed on to young people. These lessons therefore bring research findings to life in inquiry-based lesson plans for youth in junior high and high school. The lesson plans were created to both meet curriculum outcomes and to share interesting aspects of the research done by local communities within the students’ own region.