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

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

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

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

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

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

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Poster, Map Your Course. . . , 1941-1945, Office of Emergency Mgm't., NARA

Need to understand the theory behind maps as a history education tool? Look no [...] »

Globe, North America, 30 April 2007, Flickr CC

Young students locate themselves on a map and explore spatial relationships [...] »

Photography, Green Elephants Garden Sculptures, 18 Feb 2009, Flickr CC

Walk through the history of student gardening with documentarian Cintia Cabib, [...] »

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

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

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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