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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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Postcard, Soldier Key, 1910, Historical Museum of Southern Floridda, Miami, Fl.

Contains 10,000 pages and images on Everglades reclamation efforts and the [...] »

Map, A Map Exhibiting all the New Discoveries..., Aaron Arrowsmith, 1795, UVA

Explore cartography and the exploration of the North American continent. [...] »

Native Americans and the Environment Logo, 2002 NCSE.

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

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Detail. 1612 Map. John Smith

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

Map, Accurata delineatio..., c.1734, Matthaeus Seutter

View 400 hundred years of cartography from the Illinois area. [...] »

Photography, Towards Whitelea Lane from Tansley Knoll Derbyshire, 11 Jun 2011, E

Discover historic landscapes with this guide to reading the land produced by [...] »

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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 [...] »

Map, Captain John Smith's Map of Virginia, 1612

A map can tell you more than east, west, north, and south. [...] »

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