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.

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Pedagogy

Create a Migrant's Scrapbook from the First Great Migration

In this activity students examine documents from the period of the First Great Migration of African Americans to the North. As they look at the…

Professional Learning

Lessons and teacher tools designed to help middle school students learn U.S. history and strengthen literacy skills.