American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning


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Queens (English Language Learners)

With partners from the Queens College School of Education and LaGuardia Community College, this three-year Teaching American History program (2007-2010) works with K-12 teachers who teach English Language Learner students. At seminars during the school year, teachers learn both new historical material and pedagogical approaches designed for English-Language Learners. Summer institutes provide opportunities to put new knowledge and pedagogy into practice developing materials for their own classrooms.


The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning provides internships for students interested in history, social studies education, and digital media. We also offer internships for students with various technical skills (e.g. web programming and podcast production). Interns may assist in research and production of our educational materials or in preparing for faculty and curriculum development programs.

Partner with Us

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning offers consultation and production services to other organizations and projects. We bring expertise to a broad range of topics. Over the past twenty-five years, we have taken on an array of projects:



For the Organization

  • National Council on Public History, 1998: Robert Kelley Memorial Award for “outstanding contribution to public history”.
  • American Association of Higher Education, 1991: Citation as an “exemplary partnership for minority student achievement”.

For Digital Projects

  • Japan Prize, 2021: Best Work in Digital Media for Mission US
  • International Serious Play Awards, 2021: Gold Medal – Education Category for Mission US
  • Teachers’ Choice Awards, 2020: Winner, Classroom Category for Mis

Who We Are



“History is bunk!”

So said Henry Ford in 1916. He was wrong. For most Americans, the past is interesting and important – it’s “History” that is the problem. Too often History is an irrelevant school subject to be endured for a year or two, a bunch of names and dates quickly forgotten.