A New Resource Collection for Celebrating American Historical Holidays
Recognizing and celebrating historical holidays—from memorializations of monumental American figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. to remembrances of events like Juneteenth—offer entry points for a deeper exploration of the pivotal moments, key figures, and central conflicts in American history. For teachers, these holidays provide an excellent way to focus classroom study and activity.
Every week, the Gilder Lehrman Institute interviews award-winning historians about important topics in American history on Book Breaks.
Our growing archive of past episodes serves as a diverse and abundant resource for students, teachers, and all lovers of history.
Cold War Video Series from Gilder Lehrman History School Wins Telly Award
The Gilder Lehrman Institute is proud to announce that the Cold War series created by Retro Report for the 2021 History School course led by 2018 National History Teacher of the Year Joe Welch is a Silver Winne
HAMILTON's Celebrated Education Program Returns in LA - Variety and Broadway World
"The best way to teach history to our young people is to capture their imaginations," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "That's why I'm excited to welcome Gilder Lehrman and the HAMILTON Education Program to Los Angeles. The EduHam program will give our students an opportunity to see the story of America's founding come alive right in front of their eyes - through the lenses of music, art, and creativity."
In her February 2, 2022 Forbes article "Want Kids To Learn History? Ask These 4 Questions," Natalie Wexler cited the Gilder Lehrman Institute as "offer[ing] a dizzying array of programs based on the 75,000 items in its collection, all searchable online... It sponsors summer institutes with lectures by illustrious historians. But it also tries to reach students more directly. The institute counts some 30,000 schools as “affiliates,” and its document-focused lesson plans—some aimed at the elementary grades—are freely available online."