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Illustration, Hamilton Carhartt, Detroit Manufacturer, LoC

Explore Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin life through rare books. [...] »

Native Americans and the Environment Logo, 2002 NCSE.

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

Photograph, Waianae, Oahu, Hawaii, Library of Congress.

This collection captures natural environments, ecologies, and plant communities [...] »

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

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

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

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

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 [...] »

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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. [...] »

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 [...] »

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