Explore the Schedule of Events for the Gilder Lehrman Teacher Symposium

We’re thrilled to return to in-person summer professional development this July with our inaugural Teacher Symposium at Gettysburg College—open to all K–12 teachers! All attendees will pursue a particular “track”—that is, a series of lectures with one of eight renowned historians (full list below)—in addition to several talks and activities open to all attendees. Here is the tentative schedule: Saturday, July 9 3:00-5:00 p.m.: Check-in 5:30-6:30 p.m.: Dinner 6:45-8:30 p.m.: Opening remarks… Read more

Applications Now Open for the Gettysburg College-Gilder Lehrman MA in American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the new Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History—an affordable, fully online master’s degree program, led by renowned, award-winning historians, that brings together the leading non-profit American history organization and one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. The Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program is a fully accredited, 30-credit degree program.… Read more

June 2 Veterans Legacy Program Virtual Program: History of Women in the US Military

In partnership with the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program, we have been pleased to offer free professional development sessions in the spring of 2022 focusing on different aspects of America’s Unseen Soldiers and how to effectively bring that content back to the classroom. As part of this series, we are now offering two virtual sessions and a Veterans Legacy Program On Demand video module. June 2, 2022, 5:00–7:00 p.m. ET Women in Service across American Military History… Read more

Gilder Lehrman Institute Voting Rights Project Wins 2022 Leonore Annenberg Award

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has been awarded the 2022 Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics Award by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania to develop a high school program on the role of the states in determining and protecting voting rights. The $200,000 prize will be used to create and pilot-test a new curriculum that will be introduced for Constitution Day 2023. “The central idea behind this project is that many of us in the civics and… Read more

Two New Self-Paced Courses: History of Childhood in America and Making Modern America

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is excited to offer two new Self-Paced Courses. History of Childhood in America, led by Steven Mintz, University of Texas at Austin Making Modern America, led by Margaret O’Mara, University of Washington History of Childhood in America This course places contemporary educational, legal, policy, and psychological thinking about childhood and current concerns about children’s well-being into a sweeping historical perspective. It examines childhood both as lived… Read more