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Jonathan Zimmerman, NYU historian, discusses the art of writing an op-ed and believes that it remains a critical democratic exercise.
Joshua Bill is the 2012 National History Teacher of the Year. Get to know Mr. Bill and some of his colleagues at Waukegan High School, in Waukegan, Illinois, where his work with students has made him, in the words of the school's social studies director, "one of the most beloved teachers in our institution."
Andrew Carroll, founder of the Legacy Project, recounts his search for letters from America’s wars and reads excerpts from several.
Since 2004, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has presented awards to the best history teachers in the United States. Together with our partners Preserve America and HISTORY, we award 53 winners from US states and territories and one national winner each year. In this video, partners describe the award—and why it matters.