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Fur Trade History Supports Other Subject Areas

The goals for this section of Teaching Tips are to:
  • provide lesson plans
  • maximize class time by teaching two or three subjects simultaneously
  • make the history-relevance connection
  • inspire more teaching ideas

At the time of this website’s launch, we had a handful of lesson plans. As time goes on, we will add more plans to fill out this wish list.

  • Beadwork
  • Design: Functionality Gets Some Form
    • Fashion: including sashes, toques, clothing, hob-nailed boots, moccasin patterns
    • Furniture: including chairs, carron stoves
    • Transportation: snowshoes, canoes, kayaks, carioles
  • Painting/sketching depictions of historical scenes
Language Arts
  • Song of the Burning Woods (music and lyrics)
  • Red River Jig
  • Write songs surrounding other important events
Physical Education
  • Camping
  • Canoeing & Portaging
  • Dancing
  • Hiking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Tobogganing
  • Ecosystems
  • Forces & Simple Machines
    • Flag poles, Red River Carts, forge, fur press, scales, pulley
  • Forces & Structures
  • Health & Nutrition
    • Sample menus
  • Properties & Changes in Substances
    • Glue
    • Mercury used in hat-making
  • Weather
Research Methodology
  • Fire-making
  • Shelter: birch bark wigwams, tipis, log and sod houses
  • Tools

More Resources

In the meantime, if you have a lesson plan that can incorporate the Fur Trade Stories website, we’d like to hear from you! You can email us your suggestion or plan to Web Editor.