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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 »

Learning Resources

Find primary sources on the environment

Photo, Mare Island Cranes, July 5, 2007, cosmic tito, Flickr

Explore a wide range of Californian geological survey maps, dating from 1895 to [...] »

Photo, Brown Bat, June 20, 2008, Al Hicks, U.S. Geological Survey

How has land use altered over time, and what did the explorers encounter? [...] »

Photo, Russ Hopcroft, from the University . . . , 2002, Ian MacDonald, NOAA

Explore the history of science and technology, maritime history, and the nation [...] »

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Photo, DSCF6184.JPG, Oct. 18, 2007, mbeldyk, Flickr

Encourage your students to visit historical sites for free on National Park [...] »

screencap, energyville

Get students thinking about planning and prediction in the past with this game [...] »

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

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

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Put your knowledge to the test!

Photo, Sea Lion performance, c.1971-1982, http://www.floridamemory.com/

How did explorers describe the plants and animals they discovered in America? [...] »

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

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

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

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

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