Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity

Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity
Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity
Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity
Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity
Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity
Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity
Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity
Design a Fur Trading Post Historical Thinking Activity
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Keep your students engaged in learning about life in Early Canada through this exciting project about the Canadian Fur Trade. Students are hired by a trading company to scout out a new location for a fort in the new world in this project based learning activity.

Students present a map of the location for the new fort, a visual representation of what the fort is expected to look like and a written report outlining how life will be sustainable in the fort, including the weather, defense, trade, natural resources and how furs will be transported back to Britain.

Ninja Note: Students need to have a basic understanding of the fur trade and basic geographic knowledge of Canada in order to be successful, but this can be learned as students work on this project.

This product includes:

  • a complete lesson plan for teachers explaining how to do the project with students
  • modifications for differentiation
  • student planning pages
  • tips for project based learning
  • checklist
  • assessment rubric
  • student examples of the map, fort and written portions
  • teacher background knowledge
  • student reflection pages

This is a very open-ended task, with a clear rubric outlining the content which is expected to be addressed. Students are kept engaged in their learning for 2-3 weeks of social studies classes. We've done this project for as long as a month.

This activity has been tested with five different groups of grade five students and is a HUGE hit. Students have made forts that included diagrams, building blocks, video games, cardboard and even one made of sticks and mud.

Note: This project can be done with paper and pencil. Students do not need to build dioramas or elaborate forts to be successful.

This task aligns with:

  • Alberta Program of Studies for Grade 5 Social Studies: Early Canada

This task supports:

  • any lesson covering Canada's fur trade. The materials are designed to be used for the Canadian fur trade, but they can easily be adapted to use in the United States as well. The background information is specific to Canada.

Details about how to use this activity as a project based learning task are included.

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What our customers have said about this product:

***My sixth graders enjoyed this as an at-home project during our Canada unit. The requirements were flexible enough to address my students' needs. They especially loved the Minecraft option. Looking forward to doing it again. (Thank you FebMommyof2)

***This is the perfect resource. I have a combined 4/5 class and I was able to accommodate my grade 4s (fur trade in Alberta) and my grade 5s (fur trade in Canada). They are really excited to start social class every day. (Thanks Deanna F)

Thank you for your consideration! Happy fur trading from the Brain Ninjas!

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25 pages
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks
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