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

Free Summer History School Courses Open for Enrollment

Now in its third summer, we are pleased to offer free Gilder Lehrman History School courses for elementary, middle, and high school students. History School provides engaging live interactive sessions with Master Teachers, who present lessons anchored in primary source documents, many from the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s collection of more than 80,000 American history artifacts. The goal is to engage students and excite them about history so that they leave each lesson more knowledgeable about a… 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