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Published March 24, 2011

This summer a number of ASHP/CML Learning to Look (LtL) new media and pedagogy centers will conduct weeklong institutes on teaching with visual sources, followed by workshops and online communication throughout the year. As in previous summers, each LtL center will focus on ways that visual sources and new media pedagogy can enhance the teaching of various eras, subjects, and themes in U.S. history. Centers will also collaborate with local art and historical institutions to support broader goals and methods for teaching and learning about the past.

Learning to Look teachers participate in a workshop...Read more
Published March 24, 2011

ASHP/CML, in cooperation with the Office of Continuing Education and Public Programs at The Graduate Center, will host a special seminar on Tuesday, April 27, 2004, on “Quagmire: The History of an Idea.” For more than a century, the U.S. military has marched off to engage in “splendid little wars” only to find itself mired in drawn-out occupations, contested by both the occupied populations and by critics at home. “Quagmire,”popularized as a metaphor during the war in Vietnam, has become a shorthand way to discuss recent imperial ventures gone awry. This public seminar will bring together historians and writers to...Read more

Published March 24, 2011

Santa reading Who Built America? with a pipeWith the start of the new year, the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning will bid a fond farewell to our TriBeca offices. After more than eight years at 99 Hudson Street, the entire ASHP/CML staff will be united in one complex of offices and facilities on the 7th floor of the CUNY Graduate Center in midtown Manhattan. This move will not only geographically merge our dispersed staff, but will also provide us with direct access to the students and equipment of GC’s New Media Lab,...Read more

Published March 24, 2011
The 911 Digital Archive working groups
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 Diane Kresh.

The September 11 Digital Archive – a joint endeavor of ASHP/CML and George Mason University’s Center for History and New Media — has partnered with the Library of Congress (LC) to insure the long-term preservation...Read more

Published March 24, 2011

In September, ASHP/CML and Region 7 of the New York City Department of Education received funding from the federal Department of Education’s Teaching American History program. This grant, totaling nearly one million dollars, will support Historians and Teachers: A Partnership to Improve Knowledge, Teaching, and Learning in American History, a three-year project with middle and high school social studies teachers in Region 7 (which encompasses Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn). Also involving the Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Educational Development Corporation, Historians and Teachers will hold day-long retreats with historians and a week-long summer institute during...Read more

Published March 24, 2011

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 – two organizations that have explored digital history for more than a decade.

On Sept. 10, 2003 the Library of Congress will formally accept the material, which contains more than 135,000 written accounts, e-mails, audio recordings, video clips, photographs, Web sites and other digital...Read more

Published March 24, 2011

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.Read more

Published March 24, 2011

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.

teacher institute on August 25th and 26th at the CUNY Graduate Center

Using ASHP/CML curriculum materials, sample sessions included an activity analyzing the nature and meaning of slave resistance using the video, Doing As They Can: Slave Life in the American South; a visual literacy exercise investigated the Eastman Johnson painting, A Ride for Liberty; and participants...Read more

Published March 24, 2011
Digital art submission to the 911 Digital Archive
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).

The CDP aims, through facilitated dialogues and recorded oral histories, to foster thoughtful community conversations and reflections on the consequences of September 11 for Chinatown and its residents. The CDP will present these dialogues and oral histories over the...Read more

Published March 24, 2011

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October 2003 — Teaching the Civil Rights Movement with Charles Payne (Duke University) as Guest Moderator

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 by going to ashp.listserv.cuny.edu/archives/civilrights.html.Read more

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