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Published March 30, 2011

The American Social History Project’s latest Web resource, Picturing United States History: An Online Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence, which debuted last October, will host an online forum in March 2009 on teaching the Great Depression with visual evidence. The forum will be guest-moderated by Professor Barbara Melosh of George Mason University, author of Engendering Culture: Manhood and Womanhood in New Deal Public Art and Theater.

To sign-up for the Great Depression forum, go to: Forums.

Representing a unique collaboration between historians and art historians, Picturing U.S. History is based on the belief that visual materials...Read more

Published March 30, 2011

On January 3, 2009, ASHP/CML presented a panel on “Many Movements: Teaching Black Freedom Struggles from World War II to the 1960s” at the American Historical Association’s (AHA) Annual Conference held in New York City. The session was part of a daylong “Teaching Workshop for the National History Education Clearinghouse,” which the AHA added to the conference as part of its broader outreach efforts to K-12 social studies teachers. ASHP staffers Ellen Noonan and Leah Potter were joined by high school teachers from one of ASHP’s Teaching American History (TAH) programs: Greg Bernardi (Franklin D. Roosevelt High School) and Beth...Read more

Published March 30, 2011

Did you know you can subscribe to select ASHP/CML websites in your RSS reader? To do so, go to the following links for:

Picturing U.S. History

Now and Then: An American Social History Project Blog

New feeds will be added in the future. Visit the USA.GOV – Government Made Easy site for more information on using RSS feeds.Read more

Published March 30, 2011

As we prepare to witness the historic inauguration of Barack Obama this month, historical comparisons are perhaps inevitable. Indeed, the president-elect himself has encouraged them by choosing to appropriate two potent symbols of a previous inauguration, that of his presidential idol, Abraham Lincoln.

As has been widely reported, President-elect Obama will be using the burgundy velvet-covered Bible used by Lincoln at his first inauguration in 1861. In addition, the president-elect will replicate the last leg of Lincoln’s inaugural train journey to Washington from Springfield, Illinois, where Obama launched his presidential campaign almost two years ago. Lincoln’s 1861 journey took twelve...Read more

Published March 30, 2011

ASHP/CML is teaming with the Gotham Center for New York City History to present a panel discussion on public history in New York City. It will be held on April 6, 2009, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the City University of New York Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY). The evening is inspired by the career of our late colleague and collaborator, Adina Back, whose own career as a historian of New York City encompassed scholarship, teaching, political activism, museum exhibits, oral history projects, and radio documentaries. Panelists include:

Published March 30, 2011

We are pleased to announce the launch of Now and Then: An American Social History Project Blog. Visit our blog for updates on upcoming ASHP public events, media projects, and education program work, as well as errant thoughts and musings about the past, present, and future from our diverse team.Read more

Published March 30, 2011

This year marks the twentieth anniversary of ASHP/CML’s Making Connections: High School-College Collaboration Program. For the past two decades, Making Connections has worked with New York City public school teachers, providing in-service faculty development programs and innovative curriculum resources to humanities instructors. Over the years, the program has received consistent kudos from teacher participants as well as administrators for our intensive, creative, and effective work in building skills and improving learning.

Making Connections will celebrate the anniversary with a series of articles on transformative pedagogy to be published by Radical Teacher in 2009-2010. Former Making Connections faculty mentor Dr. Leonard...Read more

Published March 30, 2011

Leon LitwackPulitzer Prize-winning historian Leon Litwack will deliver the 2008 Herbert G. Gutman Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, October 14th, at 6:30pm at the City University of New York Graduate Center (365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street in Manhattan). Litwack, who is an emeritus professor of history at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of celebrated studies of Emancipation and Reconstruction including Been in the Storm So Long: The Aftermath of Slavery (1979) and Trouble In Mind: Black Southerners in the Age of Jim Crow (1998), will speak about his latest research project, “Pearl Harbor...Read more

Published March 30, 2011

 

Picturing U.S. History

On October 1, 2008, ASHP/CML will launch our latest website, Picturing United States History: An Online Resource for Teaching with Visual Evidence. Representing a unique collaboration between historians and art historians, Picturing U.S. History is based on the belief that visual materials are vital to understanding the American past. Visitors to the new website will find Web-based guides, essays, case studies, classroom activities, and online forums to assist high school teachers and college instructors to incorporate visual evidence into their classroom practice. The website supplements other U.S. history resources with visual materials, analysis,...Read more

Published March 30, 2011

Recovering Community History panelists Marci Reaven, Craig Wilder, Lillian Jimenez, and Madeleine LopezOn March 5, 2008, the American Social History Project hosted a public seminar entitled, “Recovering Community History: Puerto Ricans and African Americans in Postwar New York City”. The Gotham Center for New York History co-sponsored the event. “Recovering Community History” highlighted the personal narratives of lesser-known Puerto Ricans and African Americans living in New York City who participated in different forms of social activism. Filmmaker Lillian Jimenez opened the evening with a clip from her documentary, Antonia Pantoja Presente! Her work focuses on...Read more

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