Fur Trade Challenge (intermediate students)
Did you know Fort Langley had Hawaiian workers? Play the Hawaiian game of Ulu Maika
© Parks Canada / S. Munn 2015
Students work in teams to complete hands-on activities such as assembling a bucket, identifying furs, learning a different language, re-enacting the proclamation of BC and more! Along the way, they discover how the Hudson’s Bay Company and local First Nations groups related with each other. We provide a lesson plan and story, “Jimmy Goes Home,” for teachers to use in the classroom.
- Identify effects of early contact between Aboriginal societies and European explorers and settlers
- Compare bartering and monetary systems of exchange
- Describe the significance of the Fraser River gold rush in the development of BC & Canada