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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Why did George Washington start gathering national data on agriculture? [...] »
Documents the birth of the conservation movement through published works, [...] »
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Cutting through New York from the ocean to the Great Lakes, the Erie Canal [...] »
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The cherry trees in Washington, DC were a gift from Japan. What does their [...] »
How did explorers describe the plants and animals they discovered in America? [...] »