First Nations and Europeans in New France FRENCH VERSION – The Great Fur Fair of 1682 is an engaging activity ideal at the end of a unit for helping students synthesize their background knowledge about the interactions between these two groups in the late 17th century. This particular version of the resource is intended for use in French Immersion classrooms, with translations done by a teacher whose first language is French. Lesson plans and student examples are in English, while all students texts are in French! (Please note that this FI version of the resource is slightly higher than the English version due to the cost of translation services.)
Students are tasked with becoming journalists that will be reporting upon the 1682 fur trading event in Montreal. They
- learn about what a fur trading event would have involved.
- read individual descriptions of the different people who would have attended the fur fair.
- create “interview questions” that a reporter might reasonably ask a fur fair participant, and create answers based on the knowledge they have gained during the unit.
An assessment rubric (in French) is included as well.
This product includes:
- teacher’s notes
- a two-page student information sheet
- student recording sheet
- 34 Character Descriptions
- Assessment Rubric
This unit has been created to help meet the 2018 Ontario Ministry of Education Social Studies Curriculum for Grade 5.
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