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Fur Trappers and Beaver Pelts

For Teachers 3rd - 5th Standards
Young scholars explore the history of Colorado's fur trade. Using a series of primary source documents and the included graphic organizer, students examine the causes influencing the growth of this industry and the effects it had on both...
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Coureurs de Bois, First Nation Peoples, and the Fur Trade

For Teachers 7th - 10th
The interactions between the Coureurs de bois (runners of the woods) and the First Nation Peoples as they engaged in the fur trade are the focus on this Canadian history exercise. Kids select learning centers based on their learning...
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La Salle and the Fur Trade

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders examine the fur trade of the 1700's. In this explorers lesson, 4th graders discuss how the French explorers traded items with the Native Americans for fur. They look at the explorer La Salle and how he influenced the fur...
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Trading Rendezvous

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore the fur trade between the settlers and Native Americans. Through class discussion, students explain and give examples of how the fur trade worked. In groups, they simulate the fur trade using materials provided by the...
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Fur Trade Economics

For Teachers 7th - 10th
Students demonstrate understanding of what the fur trade was and how it was operated, including the bartering process, by participating in a mock trade activity and assessing the value of items based on their needs and wants.
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Westward Expansion - Fur Trade

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students complete a unit of lessons to learn how products reach the market and study the history of the fur trade. In this history and trade lesson, students first learn about the technology that allowed products to reach market faster....
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Daily Life in the Fur Trade: Communications & Resourcefulness

For Teachers 5th
Student complete a number of activities using computer based resources and primary sources to research the fur trade. They answer questions using the computer research.
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Fur Trading

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students take on a role such as a farming community, hunting community or a trading post. They decide which products they focus on and then trade with the other groups.
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Bimaadagaako Adventure

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students use an interactive website to complete a wilderness trail adventure where they learn about Native cultures, voyagers, and the Canadian fur trade. In this interactive history instructional activity, students visit the wilderness...
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Ft. Vancouver Fur Trade: a Skin for a Skin

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students examine political presence of Hudson's Bay Company, explore economic impact of European demand for beaver pelts and the fur trapping trade, and practice counting in Chinook Jargon.
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Conquests of Land and People in the Pacific Northwest by the Fur Trade

For Teachers 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...
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Fin, Feathers, or Fur?

For Teachers K
Students learn how to classify animals. In this animal characteristics instructional activity, students read Granddad's Animal Alphabet Book, brainstorm a list of different kinds of animals, and determine their characteristics; fur,...
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Ft. Vancouver the Fur Trade: A Skin for a Skin

For Teachers K - 4th
Students study Fort Vancouver. They discuss trading and what is meant by "a skin for a skin." They complete math story problems that represent possible trading scenarios. They explore the Chinook Jargon trade language.
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Treasure Chest

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students explore Chicago in the fur-trading era. In this Chicago lesson, students discover what life what like during this time. Students read an historical fiction story about life in the fur-trade era. Students view replicas of...
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Voyageur Canoe

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Pupils are introduced to the fur trade era and the lives of some of its most colorful participants, the voyageurs. They describe the rugged life of the Voyageur. Students interpret the role the fur trade had on the exploration and...
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History on Film: Creating Heritage Moments

For Teachers 5th
Fifth graders examine significant events in fur trade history. In small groups, they conduct research, develop and write a script, and create a videotaped "Heritage Moment."
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Mountain Men

For Students 4th - 5th
For this history worksheet, students read a one page article about life on the Oregon trail and the fur traders and mountain men. Students then answer 4 essay questions.
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The Effects of the Fur Trade, 1680-1700

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students read "The French Fur Trade" and "Colonialism Transforms Indian Life" and answer questions about life in Wisconsin between 1650 and 1850.
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That Was Then, This is Now

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students read about the effect of strict fur trading laws on the lives of the Inuit people in Canada, then use print and digital resources to compare past and present-day ways of life of several indigenous peoples around the world.
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The Big Cover Up!

For Teachers K
Use magazine cut-outs or pictures from the Internet of various animals with different coverings to pass out at the beginning of this science lesson. Using these visual aids, your young scientists will observe and share what they know...
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The Pilgrims: The Beaver Trade and Colonial New England

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Strange but true. The demand for beaver hats saved the Pilgrims. Find out how with a resource that includes a background essay about the First Thanksgiving and a video about the Pilgrim business model.
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Mammals Have hair or Fur

For Teachers 1st
First graders complete computer activities, make a mask, separate pictures, and more having to do with mammals. In this mammals lesson plan, 1st graders classify animals as being mammals or non mammals based on their hair or fur.
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Bartering: Then and Now

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students define the word barter and participate in a barter session. They make a written comparison of the early fur trade and their experience in the classroom "Barter Day".
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Politics and Economics of Land Settlement in Colonial North Carolina

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Potash manufacturing or mining, hemp growing, and fur trading were the early forms of industry in the Carolinas. Middle schoolers examine primary source documents to determine how the development of these industries influenced the...

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