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Illustration, Marshall Pass, Continental Divide, CO. Burlington Route, 1892, LoC

What impressions did the average citizen or foreigner form of early America and [...] »

Screencapture, FDR Memorial, National Park Service homepage

Lesson plans, essays, multimedia, activities, and artifacts of U.S. heritage. [...] »

Map, Map of Grand Canyon National Park, 1926, Library of Congress Geography/Maps

16th-century to present-day maps, focusing on Americana and cartographic [...] »

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Offset lithograph, Map Reading Class, c. 1904-1927, NYPL Digital Gallery

Have you always wanted to use maps in your classroom, but been unsure how to do [...] »

Transparency, Camouflage class. . . , 1943, Marjory Collins, Flickr Commons

Maps show far more than how to go from point A to point B! Discover how to [...] »

Etching, Captain Lewis shooting an Indian, 1810, Library of Congress

How geography influenced interactions among Lewis, Clark, & Native [...] »

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

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

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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