David Thompson: Fur trader, map-maker, explorer
Your students will be delighted, as well as informed, when a NPS ranger comes to your classroom and delivers an interactive, prop-heavy, and relatable talk about a historic event of profound consequence for our region: the fur trade! We will explore topics such as David Thompson, local tribes, the barter system, Kettle Falls, and voyageurs. In easy to understand terms, discover how all of these things shaped the history of our area. This is an interactive program, students will be able to see up-close and handle actual animal pelts, a beaver felt-hat, trade goods, and some will even be able to wear the costume of a voyageur or fur trader!
EALR 1 1.1.1 Understands the key ideals of unity and diversity.
||1st - 8th
||45 mins - 1 hour
||This program will be available beginning May 1st, 2013
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