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

Announcing the 2022 National History Teacher of the Year Finalists

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is delighted to announce the ten finalists for the National History Teacher of the Year Award for 2022. They are Caitlin Halperin of Auburn High School in Auburn, Alabama Lisa Rauschart of Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC Misha Matsumoto Yee of St. Andrew’s Schools - The Priory in Honolulu, Hawaii Kari Catanzaro of Maconaquah High School in Bunker Hill, Indiana Adam Sakel of Airport Senior High School in Carleton, Michigan Caitlin Goodwin of McGraw Jr. Sr.… 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