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This interactive historical thinking task is so engaging for a minimal amount of teacher effort!

Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity

This interactive historical thinking task engages students to learn about what this would have been like to participate in a fur trade at the time. I would use this as a interactive activity to really help students to think historically.

The Voyageurs: Great video for Ontario Grade 5 social studies unit First Nations and Europeans in New France and Early Canada

This short film tells the tale of the men who drove big freighter canoes into the wilderness in the days when the fur trade was Canada's biggest business. The film recreates scenes of the early century with a soundtrack by an all-male chorus.

Beaver Hats - made from the felted underfur of the beaver's coat.

Beaver pelts were an integral part of the early Canadian fur trade economy.