The Conservation Movement at a Crossroads: The Hetch Hetchy Controversy
Students analyze primary sources to investigate the debate over damming the Hetch Hetchy Valley in Yosemite National Park, which marked a crossroads in the American conservation movement when San Francisco’s need for a reliable water supply, along with a new political dynamic at the federal level, created a division between those committed to preserving the…
Shaping the Future by Preserving Our Heritage
Students explore historic and contemporary artifacts that tell the American story and inspire them to dream. After, students consider how preserving our heritage can help shape the nation’s future.