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The Relationships and Cultural Exchanges Between Native Americans and the Hudson's Bay Company at Fort VancouverLesson Planet
1st - 5th
Students are introduced to the geography of the Columbia River basin and its history. Using the internet, they research the relationships between the Native Americans and the Hudson Bay Company. They also discuss the effects on the...
Exploring the Hudson in 1609Lesson Planet
4th - 6th CCSS: Adaptable
While this lesson focuses on a study of the Hudson River, it could be used as a template for a discussion of map skills, converting measurements, and plotting a route. The lesson includes vocabulary and other resources to make it a...
Conquests of Land and People in the Pacific Northwest by the Fur TradeLesson Planet
7th - 8th
Students examine how the Hudson's Bay Company dominated trade in the Pacific Northwest and compare and contrast how the Hudson's Bay Co. conducted business with competitors, suppliers, and customers to the prominent American fur trade...
True Settlers of the Pacific Northwest: Who was there with Dr. John Mcloughlin?Lesson Planet
1st - 5th
Students discover who was present when the city of Vancouver was founded. Using the internet, they research the various cultures of the area and which were present at the Hudson Bay Company. They discuss each person's role in how the...
Factors Contributing To the U.S. Dominance of the Pacific NorthwestLesson Planet
6th - 11th
Students examine the painting Columbia by John Gast. They discuss the concept of Manifest Destiny and the role of different groups (miners, missionaries, fur trappers, farmers, etc.) in the Americanization of the West. In groups, they...
Multiple Perspectives: Newspaper Stories and EditorialsLesson Planet
3rd - 6th
Newspapers are the perfect medium through which to explore different perspectives in informational text. After researching the fur trade and resultant colonization, groups write a newspaper, including an editorial page, selecting one of...
The British Empire – Where the Sun Never SetLesson Planet
4th - 6th
Students read an article on the British Empire. In this ESL lesson, students explore the British Empire from the 1600's, then work in small groups to complete several activities that reinforce the information learned in the reading.
Who are the Women of the Pacific North West: 1830-1870?Lesson Planet
10th - 11th
Students view a picture from the Vancouver National Historic Reserve and discuss the people in the picture. They locate Cromwell's Map and discuss the villages located close to Fort Vancouver. Students read information regarding the role...