Are you looking for a meaningful way to integrate writing in your social studies classroom? Try historical journals! A great way to integrate narrative writing and history! Instead of pioneer journals maybe American Revolution journals or titanic journals
First Peoples, Early Survival and Settling Canada- Settlers to The Vikings, Portuguese, French and Loyalists. This site also includes a video map of various European Explorers [Canadian Geographic]. You can also find information about the Fur Trade.
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.
Teaching the Fur Trade? This is a great way to get students thinking using a hands on activity. The activity allows students to be split into five groups. Voyageur Group 1 Voyageur Group 2 The Potawatomi Tribe The Delaware Tribe