Watch Luis Miranda Interviewed by Gilder Lehrman Student Advisory Council Members

On Wednesday, October 14, members of the Gilder Lehrman Student Advisory Council interviewed Lin-Manuel Miranda’s father, Luis Miranda, about his life as depicted in the HBO film Siempre, Luis. See below for the meaningful, personal, and entertaining exchange of stories and ideas.

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Gilder Lehrman Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month

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Get to Know Sergio de Alba, 2020 National History Teacher of the Year

Sergio de Alba, a teacher at R. M. Miano Elementary School in Los Baños, California, was named the 2020 National History Teacher of the Year and will be honored in a recorded ceremony on October 7, 2020. Register here for A Tribute to Teachers: Heroes of 2020. Mr. de Alba answered some questions asked by Gilder Lehrman Institute staff when his award was announced.
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Nine Ways to Assign Extra Credit with the Gilder Lehrman Institute

We know that teachers are facing extraordinary challenges this school year and the Gilder Lehrman Institute would like to help carry the load by being an aid to teachers who are trying to keep their most committed students engaged. Our Teacher Advisory Group and staff present a list of nine ways that you can use GLI resources with students for extra credit or independent study assignments that are easy to incorporate into instruction and require NO extra work by the teacher.
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Register for the Fall Online History School for Elementary, Middle, and High School Students

The Gilder Lehrman Online History School provides engaging live interactive lessons by Master Teachers. We are pleased to offer new courses for the fall months for elementary, middle, and high school students.
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Free Subscription to History Now: The Journal for Teachers

This month we are pleased to offer Affiliate School teachers a free subscription to History Now: The Journal. Each issue of History Now features original essays by renowned historians on key topics, eras, and themes in American history—delivered directly to your inbox.
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Sergio de Alba Is the 2020 National History Teacher of the Year

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce that Sergio de Alba, an elementary school teacher from Northern California, has been selected as the 2020 National History Teacher of the Year.
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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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