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

Mix and Match Your Teacher Seminars: Examples from Real Teachers

Gilder Lehrman Institute Teacher Seminars—part of our 2022 Summer PD programming–are being held online this summer, which means teachers can participate from anywhere, even on vacation. But the quality is still top-notch, providing content-rich programs—everything from Revolutionary America to Black Women’s History, World War II to the Vietnam War, American Immigration History to American Indian History. New to 2022, teachers can enroll in as many Teacher Seminars as they like! Take a look… Read more

A New Resource Collection for Celebrating American Historical Holidays

Recognizing and celebrating historical holidays—from memorializations of monumental American figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. to remembrances of events like Juneteenth—offer entry points for a deeper exploration of the pivotal moments, key figures, and central conflicts in American history. For teachers, these holidays provide an excellent way to focus classroom study and activity. The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers American historical holiday resources from its Collection of more than… Read more

Inside the Vault on Thursday, July 7: Common Sense

Inside the Vault: Highlights from the Gilder Lehrman Collection is an online program that explores unique primary sources from the Gilder Lehrman Collection. From iconic historical treasures, such as the Declaration of Independence, the US Constitution, and the Emancipation Proclamation, to personal letters that reveal the contributions of ordinary American citizens, each session investigates primary sources and features a discussion with expert historians and curators about the documents’… Read more

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Gilder Lehrman Resources and Book Breaks

Fourth of July Resources The Gilder Lehrman Institute invites everyone—students, teachers, and history enthusiasts—to visit our new Fourth of July resource page and explore materials related to American independence. Expect to find: Spotlights on Primary Sources Declaration of Independence, 1776 Henry Knox on the British invasion of New York, 1776 Videos Inside the Vault: Founding Era Propaganda Inside the Vault: July Anniversaries Lesson Plans “The Declaration of Independence” “The… Read more