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Teaching the Fur Trade

One of my all-time favorite lessons in social studies is using a class simulation to teach the fur trade.  This activity takes very little prep, merely cutting out cards, and is a great way for students to experience the inequality of the fur trade.  961 more words


Frontier - Season 2, Episode 4: "Mutiny"

Discover’s Frontier
Season 2, Episode 4: “Mutiny”
Directed by David Frazee
Written by Adriana Maggs

* For a recap & review of the previous episode, “The Wolf and the Bear” – … 1,006 more words

Season 2

Gucci goes fur free: a milestone in the eventual demise of the fur trade

Italian fashion house Gucci has vowed it won’t be using animal fur in it’s future collections. 400 more words

Animal Liberation

Frontier - Season 2, Episode 3: "The Wolf and the Bear"

Discovery’s Frontier
Season 2, Episode 3: “The Wolf and the Bear”
Directed by John Vatcher
Written by Chris Roberts

* For a recap & review of the previous episode, “Wanted” – … 1,268 more words

Season 2

Birchbark documents in Novgorod. 

Much of Novgorod’s casual personal and business correspondence was carried out on birchbark, including collections and records of debts, directives from landowners to peasants, shopping lists, child’s writing practice, personal letters, and much more. 872 more words


Undaunted Courage 2017, Day Two…

So day two of our Undaunted Courage 2017 expedition to Salt Lake City and beyond saw us starting out from Lincoln, Nebraska. We stayed last night at the Lincoln Fairfield Inn, which offered one of the best motel breakfasts I believe I’ve had. 643 more words


The Hudson's Bay Company: a 17th century multicultural start up

This year, when Canada recently celebrated her 150th birthday, I thought about how we became a nation and all the long line of diverse people who paved the way. 1,000 more words

17th Century