Join the Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School Program and Use a Lesson Plan this Afternoon, or All Year

Now in its fourteenth year, the Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School Program has been the path to free professional development, primary and secondary sources, lesson plans, and other teaching materials that bring American history to life in the classroom for students and teachers across the country and internationally. FIND YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE HISTORICAL RESOURCES AND LESSON PLANS NOW The free Affiliate School Program provides many benefits over the course of a school year and a teaching career,… Read more

Announcing the 2022 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Winners

Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition and the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History are pleased to announce the winners for the twenty-fourth annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of slavery in world history. The 2022 prize will be shared by two scholars: Tiya Miles for All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake (Random House) and Jennifer L. Morgan for… Read more

2023 Summer Professional Development from the Gilder Lehrman Institute

Registration for Summer 2023 PD is now open! The Gilder Lehrman Institute is offering multiple in-person and online American history programs for educators on a wide range of topics presented by award-winning scholars. Click here to learn more about all our Summer 2023 PD programs. 2023 Summer Professional Development Offerings ​ The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to return to Gettysburg College for our second annual Teacher Symposium from July 16 to July 19. The Symposium will feature… Read more

The Perfect Gift for Your Favorite History Lover: Self-Paced Courses

Looking for the perfect gift to give your favorite history teacher, precocious student, or relative who loves learning about American history?  Gilder Lehrman Self-Paced Courses gift certificates are ready and waiting for you! What you should know: Self-Paced Courses offer graduate-level online instruction in American history by eminent historians. Courses are available to watch or listen to on your own time and at your own pace, with no deadlines or expiration dates. Courses can also be used… Read more

Book Breaks in December: Lincoln, Reconstruction, and Asian American Histories

Since 2020, the Book Breaks program has featured renowned historians and authors discussing their new or otherwise cornerstone publications live with Book Breaks hosts and participating in Q&A sessions with home audiences. In December, Book Breaks features historians discussing their books on topics including Lincoln and Reconstruction.  December 4 - Kermit Roosevelt III on The Nation That Never Was: Reconstructing America’s Story In focusing on the Reconstruction era, Kermit Roosevelt III… Read more