Teaching Resources

The Thirteen Colonies

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.

Back in 1734

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: K, 1, 2, 3

Making a Lens

Curriculum Subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Grade Levels: K, 1, 2, 3

The French and Indian War

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