I have updated the First Nation Trading Game! I have added French Trading cards and included 'Metal Tools' for the Explorers. Enjoy!
Trade was an important way of life for all Indigenous cultures of North America. Students role play as a trade representative from their own Nation. Students use trade item cards to exchange for items they need to survive the winter. Students will experience five rounds of trading.
Round 1 explores trade between Indigenous communities before European contact. Round 2 deals with trade with the explorers and first contact of Europeans.
Round 3 explores the Fur Trade, the establishment of a Trading Post and the treatment of Indigenous people.
Round 4 introduces the students to the devastating effects of foreign diseases
Round 5 forces students onto Reserves and limits their movement via the Indian Act.