March 24, 2011

Learning To Look Launches National Network of Summer Institutes

How might illustrations by Frederic Remington, paintings by Alfred Bierstadt, and sculptures by Edmonia Lewis help advance our understanding of the frontier past? What can students learn from a nineteenth-century slave narrative set alongside J. T. Zealy’s 1850 photographic portraits of Columbia, South Carolina, slaves “Delia” and “Jack”? And what questions about the past does […]

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March 24, 2011

Calendar: ASHP/CML Seminar

Schools in Crisis?: Historical Perspectives on City School Reform n Tuesday October 14, 6-8pm, The Graduate Center n This free public event, sponsored by ASHP/CML and The Graduate Center’s Continuing Education Program, will bring together historians and activists to discuss the current dilemmas facing urban education, their historical origins, and their potential remedies. Panelists include: […]

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March 24, 2011

Calendar: “Talking History” Online Forum from History Matters

http://historymatters.gmu.edu/browse/talkhist/ nn October 2003 — Teaching the Civil Rights Movement with Charles Payne (Duke University) as Guest Moderator nn This month-long online discussion will focus on teaching the Civil Rights Movement in high school and college U.S. History survey courses. Teachers, students, and all interested in the history of the Civil Rights Movement can subscribe […]

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March 24, 2011

The Chinatown Documentation Project

Digital art submission to the 911 Digital Archive In collaboration with The Museum of Chinese in the Americas, the Columbia University Oral History Research Office, and New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute, ASHP/CML has received a $150,000 grant from the Rockefeller Foundation for The Chinatown Documentation Project (CDP). n The CDP aims, through […]

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March 24, 2011

ASHP/CML Holds Teacher Institutes for New Small Schools

With support from JPMorganChase, ASHP/CML conducted a two-day teacher institute on August 25th and 26th at the CUNY Graduate Center. Focusing on Slavery and Reconstruction, hands-on workshops provided participating faculty with rich social history content and innovative teaching strategies. n Using ASHP/CML curriculum materials, sample sessions included an activity analyzing the nature and meaning of […]

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March 24, 2011

New York Community Trust Awards ASHP/CML Grant To Work With New Small Schools

The New York Community Trust awarded ASHP/CML a $60,000 grant in support of a two-year education program. The grant provides partial funding for a partnership between ASHP/CML and a consortium of eight new small theme-based schools in the Bronx, New York. ASHP/CML will provide sustained professional and curriculum development support to participating humanities teachers.

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March 24, 2011

Library of Congress Acquires The September 11 Digital Archive

The Library of Congress will mark its first major digital acquisition of September 11, 2001, materials with the addition to its collections of The September 11 Digital Archive. The Digital Archive is a joint project of the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning and George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media […]

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March 24, 2011

Learning To Look Summer Institutes

This summer, ASHP/CML’s longstanding teaching with technology program, the New Media Classroom (NMC), conducted week-long institutes for our latest faculty development initiative, Learning to Look: Visual Evidence and the U.S. Past in the New Media Classroom. n The Graduate Center’s Learning to Look Institute held a session at the New-York Historical Society The Learning to […]

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March 24, 2011

Library of Congress Receives 911 Digital Archive

The 911 Digital Archive working groups from The Graduate Center, George Mason University and the Library of Congress gathered for this photo op at the celebration. Also shown is Graduate Center President Frances Degen Horowitz and Provost William Kelly, and George Mason University’s Dean Daniele Strupa and Library of Congress Director for Public Service Collections […]

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