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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, learners 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 plan, 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...
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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
Pupils 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 plan, students first learn about the technology that allowed products to reach market...
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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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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
Young scholars 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...
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Fin, Feathers, or Fur?

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

For Teachers K - 4th
Pupils 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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Voyageur Canoe

For Teachers 1st - Higher Ed
Learners 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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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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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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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 activity. Using these visual aids, your young scientists will observe and share what they know...
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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. For this mammals lesson plan, 1st graders classify animals as being mammals or non mammals based on their hair or fur.
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For Teachers 4th - 12th
Learn more about mammals with this fantastic video! It discusses mammals varying from whales to mice to elephants. Can your class tell the difference between a whale and a shark?
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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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Influence and Impact of Beavers on Minnesota

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students listen to teacher presentation on information about the beaver trade, decline and comeback. They summarize the beaver timeline by creating a comic strip that illustrates the plight of the beaver. They research the economic...
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Worksheet #19 Questions - Trade in the New World

For Students 7th - 8th
In this trade in the New World quiz instructional activity, students test their knowledge on various historical terms in ten fill in the blank questions.
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The Order of Good Cheer: Living it Up At "Club Champlain"

For Teachers 7th
Seventh graders participate in a role play activity to study the development of the fur trade in North America and leaders like Champlain.

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