Herb - social history for every classroom


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.


Debating Abolitionist Strategies

In this lesson, students will host an abolitionist meeting in the 1850s, after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act. Three strategies for ending…

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