Additional Educational Resources
Please browse our additional educational resources, below.
For music educators
Music creates new opportunities for students to learn about our great lake. Rise and Shine, Lake Winnipeg, is an original song co-written by Rod Palson and Lorne Martin, residents of Riverton and Husavik, Manitoba, respectively. We are pleased to offer choral score of this song at no cost to music educators and choral directors.
Rise and Shine, Lake Winnipeg is available in four keys to accommodate a variety of applications and accompaniments. Each score also contains a simplified lead sheet featuring only lyrics, main vocal melody and chords.
Scores are available for free download (below) or in hard copy by request.
Please note, quantities of hard copies are extremely limited and will be offered only while supplies last.
Rise and Shine, Lake Winnipeg choral score - A major
Rise and Shine, Lake Winnipeg choral score - B major
Rise and Shine, Lake Winnipeg choral score - Bb major
Rise and Shine, Lake Winnipeg choral score - C major
Water stewardship and Manitoba K to 12 curricula
LWF is currently working to identify and vet existing resources to determine their usefulness to local educators, using the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan and the Manitoba curricula as guiding criteria. We will be updating this page as capacity allows with links to these resources, plus other options for deepened student engagement. Stay tuned and check back soon!
Lake Winnipeg resource guides: Created by Manitoba Education and Training’s Education for Sustainable Development department, these documents provide information about Lake Winnipeg and create opportunities to explore the complexity of issues associated with its health.
- Lake Winnipeg Water Stewardship: A Resource for Grade 8 Science
- Lake Winnipeg: A Resource for Grade 12 Interdisciplinary Topics in Science
Bilingual curriculum guides: Rivers West, a now-defunct not-for-profit organization, developed a series of curriculum guides to help teachers use the Red River as an example when teaching the Manitoba curriculum. Available in English and French, these guides provide local information, encourage hands-on site-based learning and contain activities and field trip ideas that match curriculum outcomes. Guide topics include:
- Habitat Means Home (Grade 4 Science) - Mon habitat, c'est là où je vis guide (4e année science)
- Historic Places of the Red River, Volumes 1 and 2 (Grades 4-6 Social Studies) - Endroits historiques de la rivière Rouge (études sociales de la 4e à la 6e année)
- Red River Basin Water System guide (Grade 8 Science; available in English only)
Resources for Rethinking: Created by Learning for a Sustainable Future, this free, online database of relevant, peer-reviewed curriculum resources relating to education for sustainable development is easily searchable by jurisdiction, grade level, subject and theme.