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Voyageur or "courier du bois" the runners of the woods.

Voyageur or "courier du bois" Great website for info on fur trade

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.

John Lambert: 'Inhabitants in their Summer dress' (on left); 'French Inhabitants or Countrymen' (on right);  ('Travels through Canada', Londres, 1816).

John Lambert: 'Inhabitants in their Summer dress' (on left); 'French Inhabitants or Countrymen' (on right); ('Travels through Canada', Londres,

Canada Lynx-lynx canadensis, weight 8-14kg, height 60cm, length 90cm, life 15-20 years. FACT: did you know in the 1900's the lynx population faced a huge decline because of the fur trade.

In the the lynx populations faced a huge decline because of the fur trade.

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

HBC

*HBC - The Bay (Hudson's Bay Company). North America & Canada's oldest retailler began as a fur trading company in 1670

Fort Chipewyan is one of the oldest European settlements in the Province of Alberta. It was established as a trading post by Peter Pond of the North West Company in 1788. The fort was named after the Chipewyan people living in the area.

Fort Chipewyan is one of the oldest European settlements in the Province of Alberta. It was established as a trading post by Peter Pond of the North West Company in The fort was named after the Chipewyan people living in the area.

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