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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Visit this website to learn the history of many of the 384 areas under the [...] »
16th-century to present-day maps, focusing on Americana and cartographic [...] »
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Earth Day gives students a chance to consider how human relationships with the [...] »
Cutting through New York from the ocean to the Great Lakes, the Erie Canal [...] »
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