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Life as a voyageur!

8-10 yrs old

11-13 yrs old

Geography

History

Reading and Writing

Experience life as a voyageur in the fur trade. Travel to each fur trading post to exchange your goods for beaver pelts!

avatar Submitted By: Fabrice Siaux

December 19, 2018

Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

External References

World File (ENGLISH)

World File in English

World File (FRENCH)

World File in French

Video on the beaver pelt

Video explaining about the beaver pelt in the fur trade.

Fur Trade Route

A map with the routes to the various fur trading forts.

Supporting Files

Student Questions (ENGLISH)


Worksheet for students. The answers are all found in the game.

Student Questions (FRENCH)


Worksheet for students. The answers are all found in the game.

Learning Objectives

  • KL-021 Give examples of ways in which the fur trade operations were influenced by the land. VL-007 Appreciate the significance of the land and natural resources in the development of Canada. KI-009 Describe daily life and challenges for various groups involved in the fur trade. KH-032 Relate stories of the people and events of the fur trade.

Guiding Ideas

1. What is a natural resource?

2. Why was the beaver pelt so important and favored above all other fur pelts?

3. What were the pros and cons of European trade relations with the First Nations of Canada?

4. What attracted young men from Montreal to leave their village for months on end?

 

Student Activities

1. Introduce students to a map of Canada with all the fur trade forts. Discuss the similarities between the forts and the placement.

2. Introduce the idea of trading resources for goods.

3. Present the art of Frances Anne Hopkins and discuss the similarities between each scene.

a. What sort of questions can you come up with based on the paintings of the voyageurs?

4. Distribute handout to students and go through each guiding question. Inform students that the answers to each question will be found within the game world.

 

Performance Expectations

• Students will answer questions based on experiences found in the world.

• Students will understand the hardship of the voyageur during the fur trade.

 

Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Based Learning

External References

World File (ENGLISH)

World File in English

World File (FRENCH)

World File in French

Video on the beaver pelt

Video explaining about the beaver pelt in the fur trade.

Fur Trade Route

A map with the routes to the various fur trading forts.

Supporting Files

Student Questions (ENGLISH)


Worksheet for students. The answers are all found in the game.

Student Questions (FRENCH)


Worksheet for students. The answers are all found in the game.