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ASHP/CML Introduces HERB

Published May 25, 2011

We are pleased to announce the debut of ASHP/CML’s latest educational website, HERB: Social History for Every Classroom. Named in honor of our co-founder, the late labor historian Herbert Gutman, HERB is a free website for teaching U.S.history. The fruit of over two decades of professional development work with teachers in New York City and around the country, the site is an extensive archive of primary documents, teaching strategies, and other resources that look at how ordinary people both influenced and were influenced by the nation’s economic and political transformations.

Explore HERB

In addition to the fully searchable primary sources and activities that anchor HERB, we’ve created Collections that feature HERB’s most effective documents, teaching activities, films, podcasts, and web projects. Many of HERB’s documents and activities have been designed for special education students and English Language Learners. Tagged as having “Reading Supports” these documents and activities include vocabulary, pedagogical strategies, and other supports for struggling English readers. As HERB launches, we’ve also made it easier to learn about the professional development workshops we offer. In the coming weeks and months we will be adding new resources and functions to HERB, so be sure to come back often, and to tell us what you think. We encourage you to share this announcement about HERB with your friends and colleagues who teach U.S. history or who are lifelong students themselves. Your feedback will help us make HERB a better and more useful site.

Social Media

You can follow ASHP/CML on twitter (@ASHP_HERB) and our new Youtube channel, where you can watch videos about our work and trailers from our documentaries. And we’re still blogging about politics, education, and the intersection of past and present at our staff blog, Now and Then.

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