SS 9 PROJECT The Canadian Fur Trade – Building a Prosperous Enterprise in a New Frontier
Purpose: To conduct research, gather important and interesting historical facts, and provide details about the Canadian Fur Trade and its Impact on our Land and People.
Focus Question: How Should We Remember the Fur Trade in Canada?
Desired Outcome: To create a detailed account of the activities of the Hudson Bay Company and the Northwest Company in establishing a Fur Trading Business and present these findings in a factual, well - organized and detailed format.
Presentation Options: Power-point; Poster Display; Mini Book; Video montage.
** You will work individually to complete the project within the scheduled time allowed.
** Remember to use your Library research periods effectively and divide the work load evenly among partners.
Key Content Topics: **The topics below are required content for your project presentation**
- 1.Early Settlement in Canada - Location, Winter Survival, Food Sources, Building a Trading Post.
- 2.Exploration and the Search for Quality Furs - Challenges faced, Travel Methods, Trapping Methods etc.
- 3.How were the Fur Trading Companies formed? - Who were the key players and where did the profits go?
- 4.Coureurs de Bois – Young French men building a trade network with First Nations around the Great Lakes.
- 5.Relationships with Aboriginal People - How did they get along? Trading alliances and practices.
- 6.Expansion Westward – How was expansion critical to the survival of the fur trading companies?
- 7.Mapping the Fur Trade Routes – Create a map outlining the two companies trading routes. (HBC & NWC)
- 8.Life as a Voyageur – Why were they so valuable to the Fur Trade and what were their contributions?
- 9.The Role of Aboriginal Men and Women in the Fur Trade – Why were they so important and valuable?
- 10.The Lasting Impact of the Fur Trade – What were the short and long term changes? (People & Resources)
Project Evaluation: **A rubric with criteria will be provided for both Student and Teacher evaluations**
Student Self-Assessment /50
Teacher Assessment /50
DUE DATE: Presentations scheduled the week before Spring Break March 7th – 10th, 2017