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Main Curriculum Tie:
Materials vary according to the stations available at the rendezvous.
Other stations can be organized depending upon the expertise of those in charge of the station and student needs.
Background For Teachers:
The best way we have found to do this activity includes all of the 7th grade students that are currently in Utah Studies classes. We work together with as many teachers, staff, administrators and community people as we can. As we divide the responsibilities of the activities, it becomes easier to manage.
Pelts can be traded for trinkets, candies, drinks, shooting a muzzleloader, honey on an ashcake, marshmellows, etc.
Remember that the value of pelts varied according to supply and demand as well as many other reasons.
Intended Learning Outcomes:
The introductory set that we use is a set of slides depicting re-enactments of mountain man rendezvous. As we show the slides to the students, we discuss some of the activities, clothing, equipment and skills associated with mountain men. Most of the slides were taken at the Fort Buenaventura (Ogden) and Fort Bridger, Wyoming rendezvous.
1st day- slides are shown of mountain man rendezvous re-enactments and discussion is conducted concerning the reason for a rendezvous, skills, equipment, dress, and activities of the mountain men. Encourage students to dress in period clothing for the rendezvous the next day.
2nd day- organize students into activity groups, take them to their first station, continue all afternoon through the rotation of stations at the school rendezvous. This will take the last two or three class periods of the day.
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