The environment has shaped human lives and been shaped by them. This Earth Day, learn and teach about the role of geography and nature in U.S. history.
Have you ever thought of the landscape around you as a primary source? Learn how to read your environment to learn about the past with resources created by an environmental historian. FIND OUT MORE »
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Explore a wide range of Californian geological survey maps, dating from 1895 to [...] »
How has land use altered over time, and what did the explorers encounter? [...] »
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Encourage your students to visit historical sites for free on National Park [...] »
Get students thinking about planning and prediction in the past with this game [...] »
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