Students take on a role from the Canadian Fur Trade which includes some of the Canadian Fur Trade curriculum elements. In teams, they follow river routes to gather knowledge about food, medicine, and technology. Their knowledge is exchanged for "furs", which are traded for goods needed to survive and make their lives easier.
Grade specific connections:
Grades 5: Focus is First Nations Trappers
Grade 6: Focus is Identity during the Fur Trade
Grade 7: Focus is Nor'Westerners, North West Company and Hudson's Bay Company