Herb - social history for every classroom

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Herb - social history for every classroom

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HERB's classroom-ready primary documents and teaching activities engage students with deep historical questions and are designed to support learning at every level. Grounded in decades of work with history teachers in real classrooms, HERB reflects ASHP/CML’s mission of making the past, and the working people and ordinary Americans who shaped it, vivid and meaningful.

There are two ways to find what you need in HERB. You can do a keyword search and then narrow your search results, or you can browse our collections, teaching activities, and historical eras.

Pedagogy

Forty Acres? The Question of Land at the War's End

In this activity students consider different viewpoints on whether former slaves should be given land at the end of the Civil War. Students read one…

Professional Learning

Online professional development for history teachers.