Fort Gibraltar & the Fur Trade

Fort Gibraltar & the Fur Trade

6-7 yrs old

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Geography

History

Reading and Writing

Students will be able to explore Fort Gibraltar virtually and explore what life was like during the fur trade.

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April 23, 2021

Skills

  • Character
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Student Question Handout - English

English student handout

student Question Handout - French

French student handout

Learning Objectives

  • KI-009 Describe daily life and challenges for various groups involved in the fur trade.
  • KH-036 Give examples of the impact of interactions between First Peoples and European traders and settlers.
  • KE-052 Describe how the fur trade was dependent on the men and women of the First Nations and Métis Nation.

Guiding Ideas

1. Why was the beaver pelt so valuable?

2. Where was the best spot to build trading posts?

3. Who were the voyageurs?

 

 

Student Activities

Students will explore Fort Gibraltar and learn about how each person in the fort played a key role in the fur trade. They will then find the answers to the student handout hidden within the game world.

Performance Expectations

Students will be able to describe like in a trading post during the fur trade.

Skills

  • Character
  • Critical Thinking

External References

Student Question Handout - English

English student handout

student Question Handout - French

French student handout