Understanding Lincoln is a new type of online graduate course taught by noted Lincoln scholar Matthew Pinsker and offered jointly by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and Dickinson College. The course provides seminar-style interaction and 3 graduate course credits at low cost for a limited number of eligible participants.
Registration is open until July 19, 2013.
Course begins July 23, 2013, and ends November 19, 2013—the 150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
The course includes live discussion sessions, an active blog for participants, and expert guidance on using digital tools for teaching Lincoln within the guidelines of the Common Core State Standards. The course begins shortly after the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and concludes with selected final presentations streamed online on November 19, 2013, the sesquicentennial of the Gettysburg Address.
Participants whose final projects have been selected for presentation will be invited to attend the November 19 anniversary events at no cost, including free travel to Gettysburg, lodging, and meals. A modified, non-credited version of the course is also available for free of charge.
Learn more about the Understanding Lincoln course here.