Fall 2022 Newsletter

The Gilder Lehrman Institute welcomes you to fall and the start of the school year with recent news about summer happenings, exciting introductions to programs and resources for students and teachers, and a reminder of the centrality of the Affiliate Schools Program to the Institute and its engagement with educators and learners all around the world. Highlights include A remembrance of longtime friend and trustee of the Institute, David McCullough Celebration of the 2022 State History Teachers… Read more

American History MA Graduates Explain and Celebrate the Program in Special Video

Take it from the teachers who just graduated from the program: The Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History is a prestigious, manageable, and affordable path to a master’s degree in American history for educators everywhere. Hear from teachers across the country who completed the MA in 2022 in the video below: The Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History offers one of the lowest cost MA programs in the country at just $750 for each 3-credit course. Students who… Read more

Gilder Lehrman Gift Shop Now Features Historical Jigsaw Puzzles

Our Gift Shop features favorites from the Gilder Lehrman Collection for you and the history enthusiasts in your life. Recently we’ve added new puzzles, books, tote bags, posters, and apparel, including merchandise from our inaugural Teacher Symposium. PUZZLE RECOMMENDATION Civil War buffs and fans of the story of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, the first African American regiment organized by the Union Army (featured in the now classic 1989 film Glory), will enjoy piecing together this… Read more

In the Room Where It Happens: 5 Easy Steps to Working with the EduHam Online Website

The Hamilton Education Program Online (EduHam Online) returns to all schools with students in grades 6–12 for the 2022–2023 school year. Completely adaptable for remote or hybrid learning, the program encourages students to use their newfound knowledge of the founding era to create original pieces—a song, rap, spoken word, or scene—using primary source documents like Lin-Manuel Miranda did in writing the musical Hamilton. Students participating in the program will have the chance to submit… Read more

Hawaii Teacher Misha Matsumoto Yee Named 2022 National History Teacher of the Year

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History announced today that Misha Matsumoto Yee, a history teacher at St. Andrew’s Schools in Honolulu, Hawaii, has been named the 2022 National History Teacher of the Year. Matsumoto Yee rose to the top of a competitive pool—parents, students, teachers, and administrators nationwide nominated 6,008 teachers for the History Teacher of the Year Award in 2022. She will be honored on Tuesday, October 18 at a ceremony in New York City, which will also be… Read more