Teaching Resources

Religion

Over the past fifteen years, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has worked closely with master educators across the country. Many of them have developed unique lesson plans and activities related to this historical era. These resources are included here along with pedagogical videos and other general teaching tools that can be adapted for a variety of time periods and themes in American history.

Abstinence pledge card, 1842

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

Indian Policy

Curriculum Subjects: Geography, Government and Civics, Religion and Philosophy Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Jerry Falwell and the Moral Majority

Curriculum Subjects: Religion and Philosophy Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

John Winthrop describes life in Boston, 1634

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On the emigrant trail, 1862

Curriculum Subjects: Geography Grade Levels:

Osama bin Laden and 9/11

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics, World History Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

Religion and the American Revolution

Curriculum Subjects: Religion and Philosophy Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

Slavery

Curriculum Subjects: Economics, Government and Civics, Religion and Philosophy Grade Levels:

Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1863

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels:

The Great Awakening

Curriculum Subjects: Religion and Philosophy Grade Levels: 5, 6, 7, 8

The horrors of slavery, 1805

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The Spanish Armada, 1588

Curriculum Subjects: World History Grade Levels: