Fur Traders

Students take on a role during 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, technology and fur trade. 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