When voyageurs and early Illinois settlers ventured into the wild, they probably carried a small bag designed to hold "everything possible." The bag would hold flint and steel for starting a fire or lead balls for a musket.
Use the interactive activities on this site to explore Illinois history with late elementary students. You'll find lesson plans, activities, photos, posters and correlations to Illinois Learning Standards.
Illinois' furbearers were valuable to early settlers and they are valuable today.
Wild Illinois History is presented by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
The activities on this site are correlated to Illinois Learning Standards. Learn more.