Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Exploration, the Fur Trade and Hudson's Bay Company

Exploration, the Fur Trade and Hudson's Bay Company. This is about the fur trade in Canada and how it led to the exploration of the country and the formation of the Hudson's Bay Company. Contains history, personalities, stories, and a timeline.

From the site:

This site is about the fur trade in Canada and how it led to the exploration of the country and the formation of the oldest and largest company in Canadian history: Hudson's Bay Company. In fact, the history of the fur trade, Hudson's Bay Company and the exploration of Canada are so intertwined that they can not be separated. So read on and learn more about Canada!

For all parts of this site, an excellent source of extra information is The Canadian Encyclopedia, created and maintained by Historica.

Notes for Teachers and Researchers

This site has been written so students ages 9 and up can use it easily. It includes in-text queries to encourage higher-level thinking. It also has teaching suggestions for this topic, with learning expectations and outcomes identified.

1 comment:

Francois Deneau said...

Student and Teachers if you want to take a tour of a Hudson Bay Company Fort and ask questions of a trapper visit www.fortumpqua.com