American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

HERB: Social History for Every Classroom

Published March 30, 2011

ASHP/CML is continuing work in earnest on our online teacher resource database, which will be known as HERB (in honor of the late historian and our co-founder Herbert Gutman). We’ve entered more than 1,000 social history documents, teaching activities, images, and other resources, and currently are finalizing design and building a beta version with the aim of a full public launch in January 2011.

HERB is being built with Omeka, an open source curation and document management application created by George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media. We’re attempting to incorporate as much of the feedback we received from teachers and historians who responded to a survey and will test a demo beta version later this fall. Check the ASHP/CML homepage and our Now and Then blog for updates on HERB’s progress!

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