On behalf of Tr.Merve.
Alsalamo Alikom dear parents,
We have been learning about Aboriginal people and the
different types of Aboriginal groups. I
have assigned a project. I have given my students two different assignments.
Some students are assigned to investigate the “Head smashed- in Buffalo Jump”
and some on “Role of the Canoe in the Fur trade”.
The outline for” Role of the Canoe in the Fur Trade”:
“Fur trades in early
Canada depended on the canoe for transportation. We would begin our journey by
packing our supplies, goods, and passengers. We would paddle for days, unpack
and carry our belongings when we reached foot trails, and then repack them when
we reached another waterway.”
Use the five Ws and
“How” to investigate the role of the canoe in the fur trade
Who – taught the
fur traders how to canoe?
What – was
“portaging” and what were “portages”?
When- would the
fur traders have to unpack or repack?
Where – would each
journey begin and where would it end?
Why – was the
canoe a faster way to travel around Canada?
How – many
passengers would there be in a journey?
The outline for “Head smashed – in buffalo Jump”
UNESCO (United Nation
Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) names certain sites all
over the world for their uniqueness and importance in defining our history, and
head Smashed-in Buffalo jump is one of them.
Use the five Ws to investigate this site:
Why - is it called “Head Smashed- in Buffalo Jump?
What - are some of the features of this site?
Where - is it?
Who - were the people that used this site?
When- was it in history when these people used
You are to illustrate
your work in a booklet.
Once completed, you
will present to the class
Due date: Wednesday Nov.07