Explorations in American Environmental History: The Photographer, the Artist, and Yellowstone
Students analyze primary sources to understand the impact photographer William Henry Jackson and artist Thomas Moran had on the creation of Yellowstone National Park and how their artistic talents contributed to the creation of the American West. After, students may research a local environmental issue and create a work of art (photograph, painting, poster, etc.) to draw community attention to it.
High School, Middle School
Art, Civics, Science, Social Studies
conservation, conservation movement, environment, environmental issues, Thomas Moran, William Henry Jackson, Yellowstone
Teaching with the Library of Congress
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