The Great Lakes Fur Trade

The Great Lakes Fur Trade

The Great Lakes Fur Trade

Students become fur traders

Join voyageurs and fur traders in the year 1804 as they travel to the upper Great Lakes region and trade goods with American Indians. Students examine Ojibwe life through historical paintings and artifacts from the fur trade and also discover how European fashion fueled global trade.

Teacher Guides

Northern Lights Connections

Chapter 4:  The Ojibwe
Chapter 5:  The Fur Trade
Chapter 6:  The Land Changes Hands

Standards

History Live: The Great Lakes Fur Trade: Language Arts (MN)
History Live: The Great Lakes Fur Trade: Science (MN)
History Live: The Great Lakes Fur Trade: Language Arts (National)
History Live: The Great Lakes Fur Trade: Science (National)
History Live: The Great Lakes Fur Trade: Social Sciences (National)
History Live: The Great Lakes Fur Trade: Social Studies (MN)

History Live

Features Ojibwe culture
Grades 4-6
Length of time: 
50 minutes
Cost: 
$75/program for schools in Minnesota
$120/program for schools outside of Minnesota