Teaching Resources

The Sixties

Over the past fifteen years, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has worked closely with master educators across the country. Many of them have developed unique lesson plans and activities related to this historical era. These resources are included here along with pedagogical videos and other general teaching tools that can be adapted for a variety of time periods and themes in American history.

Teaching Resources from Other Sub-Eras

America’s First Ladies on Twentieth-Century Issues

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 8

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Farewell Address

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

Nonviolent Direct Action at Southern Lunch Counters

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

Presidential Election Results, 1789–2008

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Singing for Freedom

Curriculum Subjects: Literature Grade Levels: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

The Promise of Democracy

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+