American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning


The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning offers consultation and production services to other organizations and projects. We bring expertise to a broad range of topics. Over the past twenty-five years, we have taken on an array of projects:

Museum Programming

  • Research and writing for The Jewish Museum’s Bridges and Boundaries: African Americans and American Jews traveling exhibition.
  • Documentaries for the Chicago Historical Society’s A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln permanent exhibit.

Television Series/Documentaries Development

  • Concept and research for a McDougall-Littell/Houghton Mifflin textbook documentary series.
  • Content advising for WNET/Thirteen’s Mission US, an online educational game series.

Web Design and Programming

Curriculum Development

  • Advising New York City Department of Education Social Studies high school curriculum writing teams on creating curriculum units for Social Studies Scope and Sequence for use by teachers throughout the city.
  • Development and testing of two units of study (on Manifest Destiny and the New Deal) for inclusion as exemplary curriculum models in New York City Department of Education’s Common Core Instructional Library, for use and reference by teachers throughout the city.
  • Online resources and lesson plans for a National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment Initiative, Lessons of History.

Faculty Development

  • Multi-year professional-development programs for humanities teachers in New York City public schools.
  • Seminars and workshops on key events/themes in U.S. history for universities and secondary schools across the nation.
  • Seminars and workshops on teaching with technology for secondary schools across the nation.

To inquire about consultation/contract services, contact Pennee Bender at

ASHP Web Projects