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Voyageur Challenge

Why bother to read the want ads to find your dream job? We have just the job for you. How would you like to be a fur trader? How would you like to earn a fortune trading for furs with Native American Tribes?

Our voyager challenge allows school children (grades 4 - 8) to learn about the Fur Trade Era (circa 1700). Students will test their skills as voyageurs and fur traders. Each student will take a written test as attempting to perform some of the duties required of a voyageur. Each student will be given a contract to sign. This contract is an exact copy of an actual contract signed by voyageurs and is printed on parchment paper. You can have the contract printed in either English or French.  The contract is the student's to keep.

This program mixes hands-on performance with the application of critical thinking skills and intuitive logic to solve actual situations faced by voyageurs and fur traders. It is a natural follow-up to our Native American Traveling Museum program.

When you request this program we send you a packet of information to help prepare the students. This will allow them to familiarize themselves with the subject matter


  • Time to complete program: 1 - 2 hours

  • Number of students/program: 50

  • Grade Levels: 2nd and above

  • Cost: $200.00

  • Students should bring paper & pencil

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