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.
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16th-century to present-day maps, focusing on Americana and cartographic [...] »
Follow the journey of two men through the western United States. [...] »
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Encourage your students to visit historical sites for free on National Park [...] »
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