In this blog post, I will be writing about the project we just finished: New Beginnings. This project was about New France and the fur trade. This project lasted for about 1 month.
In this post, I will talk about what happened in New France and a brief history lesson, next I will answer the driving question, and finally, I will explain my final visual/flourish thing.
What is New France? New France is mainly North America it’s basically where France set up trading posts and was the colonized part of North America. It is located on the Atlantic Ocean side of North America. The peak for the 5 colonies: Canada, Quebec, Trois-Rivières, and Hudson Bay as well as Acadie in 1712. In the sixteenth century, these lands were mainly used for their riches such as furs, and natural resources.
What did the establishment of New France mean for all people involved?
My answer to this driving question is I will answer this question in two parts one for the First Nation and one for the French. For the indigenous, it meant death as we know in our history with churches and residential schools. So it wasn’t as good as it was for the French. As for the French, they made new land and tons of money with the fur trade so for them it was wealth.
The main assignment at the end of this project was an ad for visiting New France but instead, we made two photos one sad and one happy both had to have some sort of connection on a topic. I chose to survive in New France and did death/winter and life/summer. You also had to have 3 symbols and text in each photo to help represent the photos.