Objects of the Fur Trade

Objects of the Fur Trade

Objects of the Fur Trade

Use primary sources in your classroom to analyze objects. The objects included are from the North American Fur Trade.

The Objects of the Fur Trade Primary Source Packet familiarizes students and teachers with historical objects. Photographs of objects and the corresponding guiding questions provide an avenue for integrating objects into history curriculum. The objects featured relate to the North American fur trade, but the questions and activities can be applied to any type of historical object.

Kit Contents

  • 22 full-color photographs of objects, including furs, tools, and personal items
  • Teachers Guide with discussion questions and activity suggestions

Objects included:

  • Tanned beaver pelt. Created before 1959.
  • Three tanned muskrat pelts. Created before 1959.
  • Raccoon hide. Created between 1800 and 1899.
  • Northwest fur trade flintlock musket. Circa 1800.
  • Lead shot. Created between 1650 and 1837.
  • Bow and arrow set. Created between 1800 and 1899.
  • Trade axe head. Created between 1650 and 1800.
  • Trap. Created between 1800 and 1900.
  • Muskrat spear. Created between 1800 and 1837.
  • Trade silver ear bobs. Created between 1750 and 1837.
  • Silver trade bracelet. Created between 1825 and 1862.
  • French glass trade beads. Created between 1620 and 1650.
  • Bone trade beads. Created between 1700 and 1837.
  • Beaver top hat. Circa 2015.
  • Finger woven sash. Created between 1750 and 1800.
  • Trade blanket capote. Created approximately 1880.
  • Birch bark canoe. Created 1900.
  • Hide stretcher. Created between 1800 and 1925.
  • Spun brass kettle. Created approximately 1830.
  • Carved hardwood burl cup. Created between 1775 and 1800.
  • Ojibwe female cloth doll. Created approximately 1860.
  • Lump of vermillion. Created between 1650 and 1837.

Standards

Objects of the Fur Trade Common Core ELA Standards
Objects of the Fur Trade Minnesota Social Studies Standards
Objects of the Fur Trade Minnesota ELA Standards
Objects of the Fur Trade NCSS C3 (College Career Civic Life) Standards

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$20

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