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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Beautiful scenery or impassable peaks? These 17 in-depth essays analyze how the [...] »
What impressions did the average citizen or foreigner form of early America and [...] »
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Young students locate themselves on a map and explore spatial relationships [...] »
Bring the natural landscape to New York City students and vice-versa. [...] »
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How did explorers describe the plants and animals they discovered in America? [...] »
For each pair of animal and plant species, identify the one that is not native [...] »