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

Inside the Vault This Thursday: Dwight D. Eisenhower's Views on Vietnam

Inside the Vault: Highlights from the Gilder Lehrman Collection is an online program that highlights unique primary sources from the Gilder Lehrman Collection. From iconic historical treasures, such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Emancipation Proclamation, to personal letters that reveal the contributions of ordinary American citizens, each session will investigate primary sources and discuss their background, impact, and potential use in the classroom. OCTOBER 6… Read more

Join Us for the Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History Ceremony on November 2

On Wednesday, November 2, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History will celebrate Kevin J. Weddle, winner of the ninth annual Gilder Lehrman Prize for Military History for The Compleat Victory: Saratoga and the American Revolution (Oxford University Press) with an award ceremony and moderated discussion. The event featuring the winner and the shortlisted authors will take place on Wednesday, November 2, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ET, hosted by the New-York Historical Society in the Robert H… Read more

Celebrate Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day with Gilder Lehrman Resources

In 2021, the President declared Indigenous Peoples’ Day a federal holiday to be observed on the same day as Columbus Day. The Gilder Lehrman Institute invites everyone—students, teachers, and history enthusiasts—to visit our Columbus/Indigenous Peoples’ Day resource page in honor of this coming observance. Explore the day from many angles here and find Spotlights and Essays A Spotlight on a Primary Source Document: Secotan, an Algonquian village, ca. 1585p “Cultural Encounters: Teaching… Read more