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Social History for Every Classroom

Social History for Every Classroom (formerly HERB) is a database of primary documents, classroom activities, and other teaching tools in U.S. history. SHEC reflects ASHP/CML’s mission of making the past, and the working people and ordinary Americans who shaped it, vivid and meaningful.

Since 1989, educators at ASHP/CML have worked with K-12 and college instructors in professional development seminars in New York City and around the country. Over the years, we have developed an extensive archive of primary documents, teaching strategies, and other resources that look at how ordinary people both influenced and were influenced by the nation’s economic and political transformations. Until now, only teachers who participated in our seminars had access to these materials.

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