ASHP/CML offers professional development workshops to grade 7-12 U.S. history teachers in the New York City metropolitan area. Available in 6 hour, 3 hour, and 90 minute lengths, our workshops emphasize the use of primary documents, social history, inquiry-based learning, and literacy building strategies in text and visual media. Our materials and pedagogical approaches provide extensive supports for English Language Learners (ELLs) and special education students, as well as using literature and art to create interdisciplinary humanities approaches to learning. As producers of digital history projects, ASHP/CML integrates the thoughtful use of websites and Smartboard into its professional development workshops.
Each workshop is facilitated by one or more ASHP/CML history educators and can take place at your school, district office, or The Graduate Center, CUNY. Workshop materials are drawn from HERB: Social History for Every Classroom and ASHP/CML’s documentary DVD series. Participants will receive folders with complete sets of primary documents and activities, along with DVDs, CDs, or books as appropriate to the topic.
We also offer week-long summer institutes, year-long workshop series, and are available to partner with school districts on Teaching American History and other grant-funded professional development programs.
Available workshops include:
- A Social History of the American Revolution
- Slave Communities and Resistance
- Uncovering Irish Immigration in the Five Points
- Who Freed the Slaves? How a War for Union Became a War for Freedom
- The Wars of 1898: Imperialism and U.S. Foreign Policy
- Immigrant Life in Turn-of-the-Twentieth-Century New York City
- Up South: African-American Migration in the Era of the Great War
- What’s New About the New Deal? Turning Points in 1930s America
- Fighting for Equality on the World War II Home Front
- The Long Civil Rights Movement
- Vietnam: What Were We Fighting For?
For more information and to schedule a workshop, contact us.