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The Fur Trade 1600s to Early 1800s Webquest uses three great websites that allow students to get a better understanding of the importance of the fur trade in the development of the United States. The webquest also covers the people and nations involved in the fur trade as well as the items that were traded and produced for the fur trade. The webquest is very easy to follow for students in grades 5-12.
The webquest contains 50 questions and an answer sheet is included for the teacher. QR codes are included along with the traditional website links. The webquest takes most students at least 40 to 60 minutes to complete depending on their age. Feel free to modify this activity if needed to fit the needs of your students.
The following major ideas are covered in this webquest:
Native Americans and the fur trade
French and the fur trade
England and the fur trade
United States and the fur trade
Items made from the fur trade
Items traded in the fur trade
Metis and Voyageurs
Tools of the fur trade
Impact and decline of the fur trade