September 10, 2020

A New Mission US is Released

Prisoner in My Homeland, the sixth Mission US interactive history teaching resource is now available along with an in-depth Educator’s Guide. In this online immersive role-playing game, the player takes on the role of Henry Tanaka, a 16 year-old Japanese American from Bainbridge Island in Washington State. After the U.S. entrance into World War II, […]

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September 10, 2020

Farewell “HERB,” Welcome “Social History for Every Classroom”

We decided to put an end to the quizzical looks, raised eyebrows, and general bewilderment whenever we sent teachers to “HERB,” our foremost repository of history teaching materials for grades 6-12. The site has lost its pipe-smoking eponym, but no need to worry about broken links, the old url will redirect to a new address […]

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June 10, 2020

Historicizing Black Resistance in the U.S.

From our home offices in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, the staff of ASHP have watched the protests following the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, with outrage and sorrow, as well as admiration at the determination of tens of thousands calling for justice and change. At times, we have […]

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April 1, 2020

In These Extraordinary Times

We are interested in learning more about ASHP/CML’s supporters and the programs and resources that engage you. Our mission is to make social history resources available to students and teachers, so if you can’t find something please let us know. Share, like, and tweet our resources with others; and download, rate, and review the podcasts […]

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March 31, 2020

A New Collection Available at CUNY Digital History Archive

The Fight for Asian American Studies at Hunter College Collection documents the history and activism surrounding the Asian American Studies Program (AASP). The program was established in response to years of student and faculty demand dating back to 1970 when Dr. Betty Lee Sung taught the first Asian American studies courses at City College. For […]

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March 31, 2020

ASHP Teaching Resources: Help for Remote Teaching in the Time of COVID-19

As COVID-19 requires educators and parents to move classes online and adjust to social distancing, the American Social History Project wants to remind you of some of the resources we have available. We hope that you will encourage your colleagues, friends, family, students, and others to explore these and other materials through our website. If […]

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March 29, 2020

All of ASHP’s Work Goes On . . .

Fortunately, all of our staff are able to work fully from home. So writing, designing, and programming continues on Who Built America? Open Educational Resource, which is scheduled to be completed in 2021. Two Mission US projects are also in production. Mission 6, Prisoner in My Homeland on the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World […]

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December 9, 2019

July 2020—NEH Summer Institute on the Visual Culture of the Civil War and Its Aftermath

This July, the American Social History Project will once again host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university faculty on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath. The fifth iteration of our institute will focus on the Civil War and Reconstruction era’s array of visual media–including prints, photographs, cartoons, […]

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October 2, 2019

Announcing ASHP/CML’s New Executive Director

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Anne Valk has been named to succeed Dr. Joshua Brown as ASHP/CML’s new executive director and as a professor of history with a focus on public history at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Valk brings to her new position extensive expertise in oral history and digital media projects […]

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