Try It Out -- Chapter 5, Lesson 1: Measuring Length

Complete each statement using millimetres, centimetres, metres, or kilometres.



The coureurs de bois, or runners of the woods, were unlicensed traders who learned how to survive in the Canadian wilderness from the people of the First Nations. They learned to build birch-bark canoes, that were about 10 _________ long.


At the extreme breadth, the canoes were about 1.5 _______ wide.


In 1610, Étienne Brûlé, was sent by Samuel de Champlain to live among the Hurons and learn their language. He was known as the first coureur de bois. He travelled down the Ottawa River. The Ottawa River is 1126 _______ long.


He explored Lake Huron. The maximum depth of Lake Huron is 229 _____.


In winter, the coureurs de bois used snowshoes to travel swiftly over powdered snow. Some snowshoes were as big as 2  _______ long.


The Hudson Bay Point Blankets were first introduced to the First Nations trappers in 1780. The point system indicated the overall size of the blanket. The standard measurements for a pair of 1 point blankets was approximately 81 ________ wide.


The length of the Hudson Bay blankets was approximately 245 _____ long.


The coureurs de bois smoked a ceremonial pipe or calumet. Some pipes were approximately 200 _______ in length.

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