How Did We Get Here? Continues in 2022 with "The Great Migration"

Professional Development on Topical Issues The How Did We Get Here? professional development series 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. The programs, held online on Zoom, feature lectures by leading… Read more

New Self-Paced Course: The Age of Revolutions: 1775-1804

Situating the struggle for American independence amidst the broader transformations of the Age of Revolutions, Iona College Professor Nora Slonimsky explores the meanings and scope of revolution, both in the long eighteenth century and in contested memories today. The course considers how imperial expansion in North America set the stage for global conflict over sovereignty and freedom, and delves into how complex interactions between Indigenous people, enslaved people, and settler colonialists… Read more

The Pace-Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Spring 2022 Courses

The Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program is a fully online, fully accredited, 30-credit degree program. Following the completion of ten 3-credit courses, including the required Historiography and Historical Methods course and Thesis/Capstone course, students are awarded a master’s degree in American history and can participate in the Pace University graduation ceremony in New York City. Spring 2022 courses are now open for registration. Learn more about the courses, including… Read more

Book Breaks in January

Since the summer of 2020, the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s Book Breaks has featured the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books live with Book Breaks hosts followed by a Q&A with home audiences. A Book Breaks subscription gives you access to both our weekly live book talks and an archive of over eighteen months of past events on our website. Access to Book Breaks is free for K–12 teachers and students registered in our Affiliate School Program. Please log in or… Read more

Hamilton Education Program Online January Newsletter: Common Sense

Welcome to the official newsletter for the Hamilton Education Program Online, the program whose goal is to help students in grades 6–12 see the relevance of the Founding Era by using primary sources to create a performance piece (e.g., a song, rap, poem, or scene) following the model used by Lin-Manuel Miranda to create the musical Hamilton. This month we focus on how students might be inspired by Thomas Paine and his best-known text, Common Sense, which was so important to the spirit of the… Read more