This short film from canoeist Bill Mason explains clearly how to locate a deep water channel by reading the rapids and how to apply paddling strokes and manoeuvres to steer the canoe where you want it to go. It also depicts what happens if you "wipe out" in a turbulent rapid and shows you how to survive the swim.
Ages 12 to 17
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Ask students to point out some of the safety precautions that need to be taken when white-water rafting. List these tips. Go to the following website and watch videos to learn more about safety and white-water rafting.