This interactive historical thinking task is so engaging for a minimal amount of teacher effort!

Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity

This interactive historical thinking task engages students to learn about what this would have been like to participate in a fur trade at the time. I would use this as a interactive activity to really help students to think historically.

Hands On Canadian History: The Fur Trade Game                                                                                                                                                                                 More

Hands-On Canadian History: The Fur Trade Game

This scavenger hunt style printable game is based on how the fur trade system worked. Collect as many beaver pelts as you can.

Hudson's Bay Company trading post, by CW Jeffreys

Canada's First Peoples site- Contact & Conflict: First Nations, French, & English people in Canada. Use art works and artifacts to spark inquiry or explore perspective.

Teaching the Fur Trade? This is a great way to get students thinking using a hands on activity. The activity allows students to be split into five groups.     1. Voyageur Group 1      2. Voyageur Group 2     3. The Potawatomi Tribe     4. The Delaware Tribe     5.

The Fur Trade Game

Teaching the Fur Trade? This is a great way to get students thinking using a hands on activity. The activity allows students to be split into five groups. Voyageur Group 1 Voyageur Group 2 The Potawatomi Tribe The Delaware Tribe

First Peoples, Early Survival and Settling Canada- Settlers to 1800: The Vikings, Portuguese, French and Loyalists. This site also includes a video map of various European Explorers [Canadian Geographic]. You can also find information about the Fur Trade.

First Peoples, Early Survival and Settling Canada- Settlers to The Vikings, Portuguese, French and Loyalists. This site also includes a video map of various European Explorers [Canadian Geographic]. You can also find information about the Fur Trade.

Animal pelts lined up at Lower Fort Garry, a historic fur trading post in Manitoba, Canada.

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The HBCo Fur Trade ..Painting is by Frances Anne Hopkins (1838-1919)  The earliest European exploration of this area is believed to have occurred about 1688 when French explorer Jacues de Noyon wintered along the Rainy River. The European demand for beaver pelts brought fur traders into the region. The voyageurs paddled large birch bark canoes carrying trade goods and furs between the Canadian northwest and Montreal.

Fur Brigade in a north canoe in Canada mid Fur Trade Canoe Hudson's Bay Company in Canada - Hudson's Bay Company Fur trade canoe Artist - Frances Anne Hopkins, artist, Montreal

Coureur de bois

Costume of a voyageur or coureur des bois - my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather Francois Pelletier dit Antaya was a coureur des bois

Have your students use their creative, critical and historical thinking skills to demonstrate what they have learned about life in Early Canada during the fur trade.  Students are hired by the Hudson's Bay Company to scout out a new location for a fort in the new world.

Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity

Welcome to Fur Trade Stories, a unique presentation of primary and secondary resources found in the collections of Canada's National History Society, HBCA - Archives of Manitoba, The Manitoba Museum, Parks Canada and several First Nations communities.

Welcome to Fur Trade Stories, a unique presentation of primary and secondary resources found in the collections of Canada's National History Society, HBCA - Archives of Manitoba, The Manitoba Museum, Parks Canada and several First Nations communities.

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