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5th to 8th Grades

The Odyssey of Our Ancestors

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Immigrants to New France (1670)

Choice 1

You disembark at Quebec City after a long trip. At the port you meet your cousin who invites you to settle in his seigneury. You settle in Beauport near Quebec City, next to your cousin. You help each other clear the land. Having family is a great help in the colony. Continue

Choice 2

You disembark at Quebec City after a long trip. A Jesuit missionary offers you a three-year contract to serve in the West Mission. You leave Quebec City soon after you arrive there to follow a Jesuit missionary to the Mission of Kenté on the north shore of Lake Ontario. Continue


Your final destination

Choice 1

Image of a pastel drawing of a group of Europeans and aboriginals gathered together in a building for the fur trade.

Source

Fur Traders at
Montréal, Québec.

You have worked on your land for 10 years now. The revenues are not what you expected when you came from France to Canada. You decide to sell your farm and use the money to move to Montréal where you begin work in the fur trade market (Foire de Montréal)

Choice 2

Watercolour painting of the shores of a large body of water.  Tall ships are present, it is a winter landscape.

Source

The Basin of Quebec.

You have worked on your land for 10 years; your farm is now well developed. You decide to marry the daughter of your neighbour. You are well established and pay your "cens et rens" to your seigneur each year.


Your final destination

Choice 1

Watercolour painting of a group of well-dressed young women being received by a group of important and prominent men, including a representative of the Catholic church.

Source

The King's Daughters.

You have finished your three-year contract with the Jesuit missionaries; they offer you land in one of their seigneuries. You come back to the St.Lawrence Valley and settle on land granted by the Jesuits in Batiscan. You marry a "fille du Roy" who has arrived from France.

Choice 2

Painting of a log cabin, and its inhabitants, in a wooded area in winter.

Source

A settler's log cabin.

You have finished your three-year contract with the Jesuit missionaries; you stay in the "Pays-d'en-haut." You become a "coureur de bois" and make your living in the fur trade. You live in the "Pays-d'en-haut", where you have learned the Native language and married a wife from the country. Each year, you bring your furs to Fort Frontenac.

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