Teacher Seminars: Focus on African American History

Gilder Lehrman Institute Teacher Seminars—part of our 2022 Summer PD programming–will be held online this summer, which means you can participate from anywhere, even on vacation. But the quality is still top notch in terms of 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. With so many to choose from, we highlight here and in subsequent News posts the professors and… Read more

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

How Did We Get Here? On Demand: “Race Relations and African American History,” Volumes 1 and 2

How Did We Get Here? is a professional development series offered by the Gilder Lehrman Institute that 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. Now available: How Did We Get Here? offers two volumes of “Race… Read more