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Earth Day

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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Robert Brewster Stanton in Glen Canyon - Colorado River about 1893. NYPL

Follow the journey of two men through the western United States. [...] »

Native Americans and the Environment Logo, 2002 NCSE.

A collection of resources and educational information regarding Native American [...] »

Photo. Grand View Trail Looking toward Apache Point from Mystic Spring Plateau.

There's more to the West than cowboys. [...] »

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Detail. 1612 Map. John Smith

A 4th-grade teacher shows strategies for encouraging and supporting student [...] »

Print, Let them grow, 1938, Stanley Thomas Clough, WPA, Library of Congress

Earth Day gives students a chance to consider how human relationships with the [...] »

Map, Preliminary map no.2 of the country surveyed in 1872 and 1873, 1873, LoC

Looking for maps with an environmental focus? Try here. [...] »

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Illustration, "Karpfenschuppige Taube. . . ," 1880s, NYPL

For each pair of animal and plant species, identify the one that is not native [...] »

Photo, 2011 National Cherry Blossom Festival Youth Poster Art Contest, SodexoUSA

The cherry trees in Washington, DC were a gift from Japan. What does their [...] »

Print, Carolina Parrot, c.1827-1838, John James Audubon, Birds of America, UoP

Human history affects more than human beings. [...] »

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