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TOUR: EXPLORING THE EARLY AMERICAS
Presented by: Library of Congress
In this docent-led tour, students will visit Exploring the Early Americas, an exhibition that provides insight into indigenous cultures of Mesoamerica, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and European explorers and settlers, and the pivotal changes caused by the meeting of the American and European worlds. The exhibition includes two extraordinary maps by Martin Waldseemüller created in 1507 and 1516, which depict a world enlarged by the presence of the Western Hemisphere.
Dates: 10/5/2017, 10/12/2017, 10/19/2017, 11/16/2017 and 11/30/2017
Length of Event: 45 minute
Location: Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, First Street SE and Independence Avenue SE (Closest Metro is Capitol South. Buses cannot drop off in front of the building. Closest drop area is 2nd St and East Capitol, near Folger Shakespeare Library or at the Garfield Memorial beyond the Capitol)
Discipline: History, Geography
Curriculum Connections: History/Geography
Grades: 4, 6, 9-12
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 25 per tour
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