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Early Canada: Exploration and Settlement – Study Activity Guide
This unit includes detailed lesson plans, curriculum-related skills, and reproducible student worksheets. It is set up to cover Topic B of the Grade 5 Social Studies program.
Students will investigate the historical events and issues relating to the discovery and settlement of New France and the Hudson Bay area. Major emphasis will be placed on the intercultural contact that occurred amongst the natives, the explorers, the missionaries, and the settlers in these areas. It will give students an awareness of the origin of the bilingual nature of Canada and an appreciation of an interest in our Canadian heritage.
Lesson 1: The Natives: Huron, Iroquois, Algonquin, Cree
Lesson 2: Reasons For Exploration
Lesson 3: Explorers: Vikings, Columbus, Cabot, Cartier, de Champlain, Hudson, Frobisher
Lesson 4: Contact Between Natives and Explorers
Lesson 5: The Fur Trade: Cooperation, Conflict, and Competition. Fur Traders:
Radisson, des Groseilliers, Kelsey, de la Verendrye
Lesson 6: Missionaries and Settlers
Lesson 7: Contact and Conflict Between the English and the French