Week 5

posted Mar 1, 2010, 10:18 AM by Jon Hamlin   [ updated Mar 5, 2010, 11:58 AM ]
Homework for Friday - March 5th

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Homework for Thursday - March 4th


Horizons - Page 32 - Question # 3

Write a 1 page letter, putting yourself in the mindset of a pioneer from 1830.


Homework for Wednesday - March 3rd


Write your 2 paragraph response to
Canada a People's History: The Pathfinders video in our Class Response Form

Paragraph 1 will cover topics from the first half of the video.
Paragraph 2 will cover events from the second half.

The Pathfinders: Movie Response


After you are done, you should be able to see the class response summary. If nothing's visible, try refreshing the page.

Class Responses




Homework for Tuesday - March 2nd

Create a Glossary of terms

You will need 23 terms found in Horizons from pages 10 - 26


These terms are highlighted in the beige boxes on the sides of the page.

There will be a brief quiz on some of these terms later next week.


Movie - Response Paragraph (due Wednesday)

Today we watched part 1 of Canada a People's History: The Pathfinders

Key highlights


Opening Vignette

2:30-5:42
David Thompson, as HBC clerk to Churchill
Episode Beginning

6:24-13:10
Des Groseilliers & Radisson, fur trade, Charles II created HBC

The River Route
13:10-18:10

Western Interior, Pierre de la Vérendrye
5 of 13

Life at the Bay
18:10-22:34
David Thompson, fur trade, Cree

A Journey to the North
22:34-28:43
Samuel Hearne, search for rumoured copper mine, expedition, Bloody Falls attack

The Nor' Westers
28:43-33:09
English vs. French systems of fur trade, North West Company, HBC moves inland

In The Shadow Of The Rockies
33:09-38:01
Thompson travels to the Rockies, Piegan & story of smallpox epidemic

The Voyageurs
38:01-42:30
Fur trade continues to grow, Daniel Harmon, voyageurs, portages

The Winterer
42:30-47:11
Cree/Assiniboine, Harmon, country marriages, Métis

Looking at Stars
47:11-50:42
Thompson studies surveying, the key to map making; charts the North west

The Legend of David Thompson


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Jon Hamlin,
Mar 5, 2010, 11:59 AM
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