Young America: Experiences of Youth in U.S. History
ASHP/CML has been awarded a $200,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to fund full production of Young America: Experiences of Youth in U.S. History, an online teaching resource that will use the perspectives and experiences of children and youth to enhance the U.S. history survey taught in high school and college classrooms. Young America: Experiences of Youth in U.S. History, which will begin production this coming fall, will use the database and narrative strengths of digital media to present to teachers and students new scholarly work on the history of childhood and its relationship to major themes and eras in U.S. History. This online teaching and learning resource will present a wide range of evidence that highlights young peopleâ€™s role in history as family members, students, workers, immigrants, pioneers, and activists. Young America: Experiences of Youth in U.S. History will also help students to understand the choices and methods that historians use when interpreting historical evidence and fashioning coherent and compelling historical narratives.