EXPLORING THE FUR TRADE – Museum Galleries
60 minutes – $5.25/student
Includes free self-guiding time in Museum Galleries before or after the program.
Curriculum Target Grades: 4 & 5
Visual clues introduce students to the big picture of the fur trade – from its beginnings to the present day. A tour of the Hudson’s Bay Company Gallery highlights the mechanics of the fur trade from a trapper’s base camp to beaver hat making. A hands-on artifact study demonstrates how technologies, objects, and ideas were exchanged between Europeans and First Nations people.
4-KI-010: Give examples of the contributions of diverse ethnic and cultural communities to the history of Manitoba.
4-KH-035: Describe ways in which life in Manitoba has changed over time.
4-VH-009: Appreciate the significance of Manitoba’s history in their lives.
KH-031: Describe factors that led to the development and expansion of the fur trade into the west and north of Canada.
KE-053: Compare and contrast the operations of the Hudson’s Bay and the North West Companies and describe the competition between them.
VI-003: Appreciate the contributions of various groups involved in the fur trade to the historical development of Canada.
KE-052: Describe how the fur trade was dependent on the men and women of the First Nations and Métis Nation.
KI-009: Describe daily life and challenges for various groups involved in the fur trade.