I'd love to see comments from accepted teachers and what they thought was key in their selection--I continue to hear wonderful reports of the seminars--so will keep after it, hoping to one day receive a "Golden Ticket."
AC from Wisconsin
Thank you for your consideration! I hope in the future I will be chosen to attend one of your seminars, that I might share with my colleagues. Thank you for the effort put into this site for teacher development as well.
Thank you for your consideration
I am grateful for the chance to have applied for this wonderful learning experience. Thank you for taking the time to review my application. I will try again next year.
Thank you for reviewing my application. While I am disappointed not be selected, I appreciate the fact that you offer these amazing opportunities and look forward to applying next year.
Disappointed to miss out on a seemingly amazing seminar. Like the Chicago Cubs... there's always next year I guess. The GL site is great though, and I will continue to explore that.
Thank you for providing these seminars and the opportunity for teachers like me to apply. I had been eagerly looking forward to possibly attending one. Consider me if you have an opening this summer. I will continue to apply each summer.
Like Julia, I had the privilege of attending at Oxford two years ago. That week represented the most stimulating academic environment imaginable. The camaraderie and content of discussions was truly engaging.
My thanks to GL for considering my application, and I plan on trying again next year! Best wishes to all who were disappointed today, and congratulations to those selected!
Thank you for considering my application. If I have had the benefit of attending two amazing seminars, should I no longer apply? Thank you.
Thank you for the opportuntity to apply. I truly hope to continue exploring history and passing the passion for history on to our communities.
Thank you for considering my application. I believe Gilder-Lehrman's seminars are exceptional. My experience at Yale two years ago has helped my teaching in so many ways that I was looking forward to stretching myself again. If there is a waiting list, I hope you have put my name on it and if you have not, that you will do so. If a spot in any of the seminars does open, please consider me. I will definitely fill the spot! Thank you again.
I must admit I am truly disappointed to not be selected. I was priviledged to attend the Age of Lincoln at Oxford two years ago. It changed my way of thinking and added a new skill level to my teaching. I knew it was a longshot, but I'd hoped to have that opportunity again this year. I understand the competition involved and GL urge to create more alumni teachers of its sessions. I would be remiss in not wanting that experience again. Thank you for considering me again.
I like Theresa from above am curious if a waiting list exists. Would you explain the logistics if one does? Thanks
Thank you for the opportunity to apply. I appreciate what Gilder Lehrman stands for.
Thank you for considering my application and I will apply again. I am disappointed as I had hoped to be able to share the wonderful resources with the teachers in my district.
Thank you for your continued support of America's best and brightest teachers and students. In addition to these wonderful seminar opportunities, your organization is vital to my classroom's learning community.
Thank you for considering my application. When I attended the Mount Vernon workshop, it transformed how I teach about President Washington. In April, we are having Mount Vernon day complete with costumes, keynote presentations and storytelling. We are taking our students to Washington DC and Mount Vernon afterwards. Their learning and mine will come full circle. This would not happen without the support of Gilder Lehrman.
I have one question. Is there still a chance that we are on a waiting list? If so, how will we be notified?
I look forward to applying again next year. I am truly very grateful for all the experiences shared with the teachers' summer seminar. I learned so much new information regarding resources beneficial to classroom use.I am saddened that I wasn't selected, but wish the very best summer for those that were!
THank you so much for considering my application. I will continue to visit your website and pursue professional development. I look forward to applying again next year.
Thank you for considering my application. I am very thankful for the opportunity that you are providing for teachers. I hope to apply again next year because living on the west coast I have only been to a very small part of our nations history and hope to learn more.
Fantastic read detailing the importance of history in public perception and how the western has influenced the world we live in today.
Regal writing.People know American history by articles. School Yearbooks
Thanks so much for posting the link. I am going to go through it this summer as if I had been in the course. A structured approach like this, even if I'm just doing it by myself, is a great way to move by content knowledge forward.
This letter cannot date from later than 1806, as Timothy Mountford left the region in July of 1806, on the brig Louisa Wheldon bound for Baltimore (Wars with the Barbary Powers – Vol VI p.452). It is likely then that it was written near to the date mentioned at the beginning of the letter - sometime in early 1804.
According to America's Diplomats and Consuls of 1776-1865 (Smith, 1986), Mountford was dismissed by Tobias Lear, Consul General and his cousin, for a "knavish trick", sometime in late 1805 or early 1806. It's unlikely that this incident recounted in the letter is the "trick" that served to send Mountford home, but it certainly shows his prediliction for pranks.
This was a great course and definitely enabled me to develop lessons that bring history alive for my students.
Good opportunity ,thx
this looks interesting. what is the cost to use this exhibit? we could use this at a couple schools during the 4 week period.
I would like to participate in this course as well if offered this summer, thank you.
These questions cover the breadth of my American History and Civics classes. I will use them as part of my formative and summative assessments. Thanks.
where can I find documentation to support the facts?
Massachusetts Line clothing for 1782?
We did a write-up on a WWI food conservation poster and during our research, I came across a resource on the Hoover Institution (Stanford University)website: www.hoover.org/publications/hoover-digest/article/6135
You can check out the Gilder Lehrman Collection's poster "Food Will Win the War" here:
I love this assignment. I plan to use it and see how it turns out. Of course I will be citing this website and author of project. I will tell other teachers what a great aid this will be since we are just starting the common core standards implementation. Thanks
5 days on the roosevelt corollary?
Great lesson for close reading of Inaugural Address
Yeah I have this stupid History project but seriously, I found out so many things about Sarah Grimke! Its pretty dang cool!
Correction [in brackets] to a few of the words in the following:
"You will probably laugh when you hear our Uniform is black turn’d up with red, if you do, so be it-it is exceeding by [SHOULD READ 'exceedingly'] neat & genteel & I in particular like it as I have not to buy a new boat [SHOUlD READ 'coat']. I have a certain black goat [SHOUlD READ 'coat'] that was presented to me by [Mr] Knox that answers the purpose very well.
The strikeout on page 4 in, "The Grounds on which we now [strikeout] are strong." should read "possess" which is written over what appears to be the struck out word.
Perhaps it is before my eyes, but I cannot find the poem "What is Wrong?". Where can I locate it?
I teach a NYC history course and most students, let alone adults have no clue that the so-called Manhattan Project originated in NYC....they associate the Project with Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
Previous entry mentioned the role the Russian Revolution played in America's entry. Are there any resources that you can recommend that show this?
The comments on Oñate and Acome do not match the history I understand. The whole tenor of the first paragraph seems wrongheaded containing hyperbole, innuendo and poor factual account.
Please revise the article to represent a more nuanced view of the events. There is plenty of research out there to speak honestly about the events mentioned. A good place to start could be here:
John is the greatest! I have been using these in our classroom as writing prompts or closure activities. They really support student's critical thinking skills!
Where Can I find a link to the poster The Man Is not Bought?
Why is the PowerPoint for this lesson not available?
Thanks for your question. Mount Vernon has a great page on Boucher that can be found here: http://www.mountvernon.org/educational-resources/encyclopedia/jonathan-b....
Good luck and I hope this helps.
Do you have any good sources, either internet or books, for Jonathan Boucher at a 5th grade level? My son was assigned this historical figure for a writing project, and we can find little on him. Our local library has nothing. I have found some internet sites, but many of them are pretty heady for a 5th grader. I am a teacher with a political science minor, and I have never heard of this person. Although I am enjoying what I'm reading, I want something more kid-friendly for my son.