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Integrating Content, Pedagogy, and Technology in the Humanities Classroom

“The team from ASHP really made me feel they were invested in my professional development in terms of quality teaching, instructional strategy, and content knowledge. This felt directed toward us all, as a learning community.”
– Laura Garrity, High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology

Ground One: Voices from Post-911 Chinatown

Post 9-11 ChinatownPresenting more than two dozen oral history interviews with Chinese Americans (available in both Chinese and English), this site explores how the events of September 11, 2001 indelibly changed one famous lower Manhattan neighborhood.

The September 11 Digital Archive

9-11 Digital ArchiveOn September 11, 2001, people around the world reacted to the attacks by using the Internet and digital media. This project is dedicated to the collection, preservation, and presentation of the history of that day and its aftermath.

Student Voices from WWII and the McCarthy Era

Student VoicesThis oral history website presents life on the American homefront during World War II and the Cold War, heard in the memories of Brooklyn College students. The interviews focus on two episodes: their experiences working on upstate farms during World War II, and the events surrounding the suspension of the college’s student newspaper, the Vanguard, during the early 1950s.

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution

This site introduces the extraordinary events of the French Revolution, from its origins in eighteenth-century French society through its legacies in the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte and after. Read essays by Jack Censer and Lynn Hunt that survey the Revolution’s major themes, or examine the rich archive of more than 600 primary sources, organized by category and searchable by keyword, type, and theme.

The Lost Museum: Exploring Antebellum American Life and Culture

The award-winning Lost Museum offers a three-dimensional re-creation of P. T. Barnum’s American Museum, the most visited cultural attraction in the nineteenth-century United States. Exploring the site’s virtual space, along with its extensive archive and teaching resources, reveals the era’s controversies over race, gender, reform, immigration, sectionalism, and popular culture.

History Matters: The U.S. Survey on the Web

History MattersDesigned for both high school and college classrooms, History Matters helps students actively interpret evidence about the lives of ordinary Americans. It contains descriptions of and links to more than 1000 websites and first-person primary source documents, guides for analyzing historical evidence, classroom activities, and other resources.

Who Built America? 1914-1946 CD-ROM

The sequel to the first Who Built America? CD-ROM (1876-1914), Who Built America? From the Great War of 1914 to the Dawn of the Atomic Age in 1946 is a multimedia exploration of three of the most tumultuous decades in U.S. history.

Up South: African-American Migration in the Era of the Great War

During World War I, tens of thousands of African Americans fled the South. In Up South, a Mississippi barber and a sharecropper woman tell how they organized groups to escape Jim Crow laws, lynchings, and forced labor. The promise of freedom and full citizenship drew them to Chicago. Once there, the migrants faced poor housing, discrimination on the job, and racial violence. They responded by forming women’s clubs, engaging in political campaigns, and creating the “New Negro” movement. (Length: 30 minutes)

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