Monday, 24 February 2014

Socials 10-3: Red River Resistance research and sketchnote

If you missed class today, it is your responsibility to come to 

our next class with your readings and notes completed: we 

will not be using class time to catch up.

We started by reading pp 148-149 (text) which dealt with he merger of the two fur trade companies; although the NW Co had more shares initially, the HBC still ultimately came out on top.  We created some brief notes in our notebooks and then made a comment at the bottom of this post.

Next, we read some timeline info about the Red River Resistance at the "How Stuff Works" website here.  The website gives a simple overview that will allow you to create a timeline (sketchnote, I hope) of the events that led up to and were included in this first "rebellion."
If you create a sketchnote, the metaphor of "the road that led
to the events" might be useful; this will get you started.

Since the class was so small today, I chose to stop the lesson a bit early.  Students spent the rest of the block composing their sketchnotes.  Next class we will fill out Ex 14 to review the fur trade and then see a clip from the National Film Board (NFB) documentary Cree Hunters of Mistassini from the 1970s that demonstrates the way the Cree people of James Bay Quebec live(d).  Again, you will be able to here an aboriginal language and also learn some of the processes that would have been used during the fur trade.  Here is a link to the documantary


  1. I think that the way that the two companies merged was probably not ideal to them but I guess they decided it was for the best...

    - Zofia

  2. I was surprised to find that when the companies merged, their new land went past the Rockies and also went up to the Arctic Ocean.

  3. I wonder why NWC got 55 shares and HBC only got 45 shares. Why didn't they both get 50 shares?


  4. I wonder if HBC and NWC would have failed if they had not merged. Would they have found another solution?