Nataliya Braginsky Named 2021 National History Teacher of the Year

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is delighted to announce that Nataliya Braginsky, a social studies teacher at Metropolitan Business Academy in New Haven, Connecticut, has been named the 2021 National History Teacher of the Year. Braginsky rose to the top of the most competitive nomination pool ever—parents, students, teachers, and administrators nationwide nominated a record 8,510 teachers for the History Teacher of the Year Award in 2021. Braginsky will be honored on Wednesday… Read more

Black Lives in the Founding Era: A Self-Paced Course and a 2022 Calendar

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is proud to announce two new offerings as part of our Black Lives in the Founding Era initiative. Black Lives in the Founding Era, a Self-Paced Course  In this course, Professor James Basker and a number of guest speakers restore to view the lives and writings of a wide array of African Americans in the period 1760 to 1800. Drawing on rare and long-forgotten texts, the course focuses on prominent individuals such as Phillis Wheatley, Benjamin Banneker, Jupiter… Read more

Announcing the Fall 2021 Issue of History Now

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce that the Fall 2021 issue of History Now, The Declaration of Independence and the Origins of Self-Determination in the Modern World, is now available. From Liberia to India, from New Zealand to Vietnam, the notion that a people can cut the ties to those who rule them and form their own independent nation has been a driving force in world history. The new History Now issue explores the successes and failures of several of these efforts and the… Read more

How Did We Get Here?: American Indian Experiences in American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to launch the 2021-2022 How Did We Get Here? professional development series, which provides teachers with ready-made, classroom-friendly resources on topics in American history that are front-and-center in current events, such as the Great Migration, US foreign policy from before World War I to now, and the experiences of American Indians, Asian Americans, Latino and Latina Americans, and the LGBTQ community. American Indian Experiences in American… Read more

Announcing the Winners of the Ham4Progress Award for Educational Advancement

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has been proud to partner with Hamilton on the Ham4Progress Award for Educational Advancement. Ham4Progress supports college-bound high school students from communities that directly experience the consequences of injustice and discrimination. It was open to students enrolled in grade 11 in the 2020-2021 school year at a Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School in the 50 United States and District of Columbia. In their applications students provided a… Read more

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