Fur Trade in Canada: Its Historical and Economic Impact
This lesson plan investigates the impact of the fur trade on Canada’s development as a nation. Students will explore how the fur trade led to the development of the west. It allows students to see how our cultural identity and economic system were rooted in the fur trade.
Importance of the Beaver
Students will describe the influence of the fur trade on the historical development of Canada by creating a brochure explaining its importance.
Fur Here or To Go?
In this lesson, students will assume the roles of Inuit in the early 1900s. They will debate whether or not to set up a permanent village near a Hudson Bay fur-trading post.
Mapping the Fur Trade
In this lesson, students will use The Canadian Atlas Online to research places of significance to the fur trade. Next, they will create a map that shows the growth of the fur trade across Canada.
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