Register for the Fall Online History School for Elementary, Middle, and High School Students
Posted by Gilder Lehrman Staff on Monday, 09/21/2020
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.
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.
See the list below for classes, dates, and times. To register, follow the links to see further details and sign up.
COURSES FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS
Parents/Guardians register students for individual sessions.
Elementary-age students and families
Our popular summer program returns! Hamilton cast members read children’s books on American history topics and themes aloud. 2019 Illinois History Teacher of the Year Keisha Rembert leads a discussion on the book with the Hamilton cast member.
Class and course duration: One 30-minute class a week for 8 weeks
October 9–December 4, 2020 (No session on November 24)
Fridays at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
Spotlight on Hamilton’s World: Documents from the Founding Era
Each week students will learn about an important document from the Founding Era that has influenced our government, culture, and economy. Taught by Tim Bailey, 2009 National History Teacher of the Year and Gilder Lehrman Director of Curriculum Development and Instructional Design.
Class and course duration: One 45-minute class per week for 4 weeks
October 6–27, 2020
Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT
Spotlight on Hamilton’s World: People from the Founding Era
Each week students will be introduced to people in Alexander Hamilton’s world through primary source documents. Taught by Tim Bailey, 2009 National History Teacher of the Year and Gilder Lehrman Director of Curriculum Development and Instructional Design.
Class and Course duration: One 45-minute class per week for 4 weeks
November 3–December 1, 2020 (No class on November 24)
Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT
COURSES FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Parents/Guardians register students for individual sessions. Students over 13 can register themselves.
"Who Will Tell Your Story?": How to Get Creative with the Hamilton Education Program
Learn how to look at primary source documents on the Hamilton Education Program Online website and find their dramatic potential with Gena Oppenheim, a teacher at Saint Ann's School in Brooklyn and Hamilton Education Program Senior Education Fellow.
Class and course duration: One 45-minute class per week for 8 weeks
October 3–November 21, 2020
Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. ET / 11:00 a.m. PT
To commemorate the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, this course celebrates women who have made a lasting impression on American culture, government, and economics. Taught by 2017 New Jersey History Teacher of the Year CherylAnne Amendola.
Class and course duration: One 1-hour class per week for 6 weeks
October 5–November 16, 2020 (No class on October 12)
Mondays 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT
A maximum of 500 students will be able to register. There will be a waitlist once that number has been reached.
COURSES FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Students register for the entire course. A maximum of 500 students will be able to register. There will be a waitlist once that number has been reached.
AP United States History Test Preparation
This course will introduce students to the first six time periods (1492–1898) covered by the College Board’s AP United States History Curriculum. Taught by 2017 National History Teacher of the Year Sara Ziemnik.
Class and course duration: Approximately 1.5 hours once a week for 7 weeks
October 10–December 5, 2020 (No class on November 28)
Saturdays at 12:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 a.m. PT
NOTE: In Spring 2021 another Online History School course will cover the final time periods (1890–Present).
The History of the Voting Rights Struggle
This course will examine the struggle for voting rights from Reconstruction to the present day. The course focuses on the African American–led protests of the 1950s and 1960s through the lens of the film Selma, using the Selma Online curriculum created by Harvard University's Hutchins Center, which is led by Prof. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Taught by 2019 National History Teacher of the Year Alysha Butler. Hamilton cast members will join select classes.
Class and course duration: Approx. 1.5 hours once a week for 7 weeks (including asynchronous modules)
October 7–December 2, 2020 (No class on November 11 and November 25)
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT