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Make Britain fur free! #FurFreeBritain!

A petition from the Humane Society:

Join us in calling for a #FurFreeBritain!

The government ordered the last UK fur farm to close its doors back in 2003, but 

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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. 404 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


The Man from Maskinonge and the Woman from Sandy Lake

This photo, undated, was shared on Ancestry.com by Florence Howell in her Bellanger family tree. Florence is a descendant of Moses Trotochaud, a younger brother of Amelia, my great-great grandmother.

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