Gilder Lehrman Flagship School Students Win Big at the New York State Finals of the National History Day Competition

Two students from the Academy of American Studies in Queens, New York, a Gilder Lehrman Flagship School, were awarded prizes in the New York State Finals of the National History Day Competition in Cooperstown, New York, on April 29, 2019.

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Delving into HISTORY NOW Past and Present with Managing Editor Nicole Seary

The Publications Department: Nicole Seary Nicole Seary is Senior Editor at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the managing editor of History Now, the Institute’s online journal. Published three times a year, History Now offers the latest in historical scholarship to K−12 teachers, students, and general readers. Each issue is organized around a major theme in American history and features essays by leading experts in the field.
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Introducing Michelle Mar, the 2018 Florida History Teacher of the Year

Michelle Mar Florida History Teacher of the Year Since 2004, 749 exemplary American history teachers from elementary, middle, and high schools in all fifty states, Department of Defense schools, Washington DC, and US territories have been named State History Teacher of the Year.
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The Gilder Lehrman Institute Hosts David Blight Book Talk at Pace University

On Friday, October 19, the Gilder Lehrman Institute and Pace University hosted a book talk and signing with Professor David Blight, award-winning historian and director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University.Professor Blight discussed his new book, Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, the definitive, dramatic biography of one of the most influential men of the nineteenth century.In his talk Professor Blight explored how Frederick Douglass escaped from slavery in Baltimore, was mentored by William Lloyd Garrison, and ul
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Introducing Bill Stevens, the 2018 District of Columbia History Teacher of the Year

Bill Stevens District of Columbia History Teacher of the Year  Since 2004, 749 exemplary American history teachers from elementary, middle, and high schools in all fifty states, Department of Defense schools, Washington DC, and US territories have been named State History Teacher of the Year. The National History Teacher of the Year is named in the fall. The 2018 State History Teachers of the Year were asked informal interview questions by the Gilder Lehrman Institute. 1.
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National History Day Resources from the Gilder Lehrman Collection

National History Day engages more than half a million students around the world in historical research on a topic of their choosing. Students submit those projects at local and state/affiliate contests, with top students advancing to the national contest at the University of Maryland at College Park. The 2018–2019 theme is Triumph & Tragedy in History.
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2018 Library Affiliate Program Grants Announced

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is pleased to announce another successful round of the Library Affiliate Program Grant. Gilder Lehrman Library Affiliates across the country applied for a $400 grant to host one K–12 history program. Five sites were awarded grants this round: Alfred C.
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Recent Press Mentions

The Gilder Lehrman Institute in Philanthropy Magazine

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Richard Gilder (left) and Lewis Lehrman (right) speak with students at Notre Dame Preparatory Academy.The July 2018 issue of

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The Hamilton Education Program in Education Dive

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In an article published today on Education Dive, Urban Assembly Media High School student Yadry Monsanto discusses her Hamilton Education Program experience on April 25, 2018: 

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Lewis E. Lehrman's Lincoln and Churchill: Statesmen at War

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We are pleased to announce the latest publication by Lewis E. Lehrman, the co-founder of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, a renowned historian, and a National Humanities Medal winner. Lincoln & Churchill: Statesmen at War, provides a new perspective on two of the greatest English-speaking statesmen and their remarkable leadership in wars of national survival. In the first book-length comparison of these two renowned war leaders, Mr.

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