1. Introduction: The pre-history of the Great Lakes to European contact.
2. The People of the Three Fires and the French, English and American new-comers.
3. Focus on the fur trade.
4. The People of the Three Fires today.
1. Students will learn the basic cultural geography of the Great Lakes.
2. Students will understand the basic timeframes of pre-contact, post-contact, and contemporary periods as it relates to the people of the three fires.
3. Students will have an opportunity to see artifacts from the CIS collections and understand the importance of museums in preserving the nation’s heritage.
NSS-USH.K-4.1 LIVING AND WORKING TOGETHER IN FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES, NOW AND LONG AGO
- Understands family life now and in the past, and family life in various places long ago
- Understands the history of the local community and how communities in North America varied long ago
NSS-USH.K-4.2 THE HISTORY OF STUDENTS' OWN STATE OR REGION
- Understands the people, events, problems, and ideas that were significant in creating the history of their state
NSS-USH.5-12.1 ERA 1: THREE WORLDS MEET (BEGINNINGS TO 1620)
- Understands how early European exploration and colonization resulted in cultural and ecological interactions among previously unconnected peoples