American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

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:

    Curriculum Development

    • Advising and editing New York City Department of Education Social Studies high school curriculum writing teams on Hidden Voices, LGBTQ+ curriculum and two units for Social Studies Scope and Sequence for use by NYC teachers.
    • Development and testing of units of study for inclusion as exemplary curriculum models in New York City Department of Education’s Common Core Instructional Library, for use and reference by teachers throughout the city.
    • Online resources and lesson plans for a National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment Initiative, Lessons of History.
    • U.S. History curriculum review and evaluation for New Visions for Public Schools.

    Faculty Development

    • Multi-year professional-development programs for humanities teachers in New York City public schools.
    • Seminars and workshops on key events/themes in U.S. history for secondary and middle teachers.
    • Seminars and institutes for university and college faculty focusing on Latinx history and culture and the Visual Culture of the Amerian Civil War.
    • Seminars and workshops on incorporating digital resources in and active pedagogies in classrooms from middle school through university.

    Documentaries and Online Game Development

    • Concept and research for a McDougall-Littell/Houghton Mifflin textbook documentary series.
    • Content development for WNET/Thirteen’s Mission US, an online educational game series.
    • Content development for a WNET/Thirteen TV series on women's suffrage.
    • Content development for Electirc FunStuff on TimeSnap, a 3-D Virtual Reality game.

    Web Design and Programming

      Museum Programming

      • Research and writing for The Jewish Museum’s Bridges and Boundaries: African Americans and American Jews traveling exhibition.
      • Documentaries for the Chicago Historical Society’s A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln permanent exhibit.

      To inquire about consultation/contract services, contact Pennee Bender at

      ASHP Web Projects