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Little Fur Traders: Anishinaabe or Voyageur Theme

Put your imagination to work! Follow in the footsteps of French-Canadian voyageurs or Indigenous Peoples as they lived 200 years ago. Explore Fort William, join in the daily activities and leave with a small gift of either glass beads or hat feathers.

Curriculum Links:

  • Social Studies, History & Geography
  • The Arts

 

Grade Suitability: JK–4

Availability: September to October, May to June

Length: 1.5 hours

Cost (+HST): $6 per student

History at Your Fingertips

Examine sewing tools used by Indigenous Peoples before European contact. Barter for craft supplies at Fort William and create traditional crafts to take home. Craft choices include bead work, a dream catcher, a voyageur’s fire bag, a leather ball, and a small medicine bag.

Curriculum Links:

  • Health & Physical Education
  • Social Studies, History & Geography
  • The Arts

 

Grade Suitability: 3+

Availability: September to June

Length: 2 hours

Cost (+HST): $6 per student