Hamilton Cast Members Read Books for Kids with #EduHamReads

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is excited to announce, Hamilton Cast Read Alongs, a new program that features Hamilton original and touring cast members reading award-winning children's books of their choosing.

Each book selected has historical resonance and readings will be followed by a discussion of the history behind the story led by Gilder Lehrman Education Fellow and 2019 Illinois History Teacher of the Year Keisha Rembert.

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Take a Deeper Dive into the World of HAMILTON with Gilder Lehrman

On July 3 the 2016 original Broadway cast production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton will be released to Disney Plus subscribers.
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Honoring Juneteenth with Documents from the Gilder Lehrman Collection

Juneteenth (June 19) commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas, with news that the Civil War was over and that enslaved people were free. General Granger issued the following order (General Order No. 3):
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Free Online History School Summer Courses Open for Registration

The Gilder Lehrman Online History School provides engaging live interactive lessons by Master Teachers. We are pleased to offer new courses for the summer months for elementary school, middle school and high school students! Master Teachers will present lessons anchored in primary source documents, many from the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s collection of more than 70,000 American history artifacts. The goal is to engage students and excite them about history so that they leave each lesson more knowledgeable about a new idea, theme, document, or pivotal moment in history.
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A Message from Gilder Lehrman Institute President James Basker

Dear Friends of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, I write to our entire Gilder Lehrman Institute community with concern as, in the midst of a global pandemic, a new crisis with terrible historical echoes has arisen. The killing of George Floyd reverberates across our country, evoking memories of lynching and the painful history of slavery and Jim Crow. For many, though, it has been seen with too little historical understanding or context.
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10 Reasons to Submit after Being Nominated for National History Teacher of the Year (from State and National Winners)

Nominations have been made for the 2020 National History Teacher of the Year Award. For all those nominated, we encourage you to submit your materials this year. Take it from these past State and National winners: It is worth it. Karalee Nakatsuka, 2019 California State History Teacher of the Year, First Avenue Middle School, Arcadia
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We Remember Richard Gilder

James Basker Remembers Richard Gilder
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Recent Press Mentions

Daina Ramey Berry's "Lives of the Enslaved" Pace–Gilder Lehrman Online MA Course Featured in NBC News Article

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In a Dallas-Fort Worth NBC affiliate article exploring “How to Transform Black History Education in Schools,” Daina Ramey Berry’s “Lives of the Enslaved,” a Pace–Gilder Lehrman Online MA in American History course, was featured prominently.

Berry is quoted directly and indirectly throughout the article, assessing the state of teaching Black history and how to improve it:

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The New York Times Remembers Richard Gilder

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Sam Roberts wrote a comprehensive obituary for Richard Gilder on May 14, 2020, calling him “a billionaire investor and benefactor who was instrumental in revitalizing two neglected exemplars of American democracy — the study of American history and Central Park.”

In sumarizing some of the work done by the Gilder Lehrman Institute, Roberts wrote, of Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman

They amassed a collection that would eventually consist of 70,000 original documents, letters, pamphlets, diaries and other primary sources that illuminate American history.

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EduHam at Home Announced in a Washington Post Feature Article

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The Washington Post announced the EduHam at Home program on April 21, 2020, with a feature article by theater critic Peter Marks. Along with exploring the development of EduHam itself, the article highlights Gilder Lehrman Institute president James Basker’s explanation of how and why EduHam at Home works:

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