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ASHP Redesigns HERB: Social History for Every Classroom

Published January 29, 2016

ASHP is pleased to announce a major overhaul of HERB: Social History for Every Classroom, our free web resource of primary sources, curated collections, and teaching activities on U.S. history. HERB is now entering its fifth year online, and has been used by thousands of educators around the country.

We’ve improved the visual layout of the site, optimized it for use on tablets and other mobile devices, and redesigned the search functionality with more accurate and filterable search results. And teaching activities are now sorted by pedagogical strategy and include a description of how best to implement each in the classroom.

In addition to changes to the site’s design and functionality, we’ve also added new content to HERB, including a collection on Mexican immigration in the early twentieth century and a collection on Cuban immigration and Puerto Rican migration to the United States.

We hope these changes will improve the overall user experience and make this rich resource accessible to even more history teachers in the future.

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