Inside the Vault on Thursday, July 7: Common Sense

Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1793. (Gilder Lehrman Institute, GLC08643)Inside the Vault: Highlights from the Gilder Lehrman Collection is an online program that explores unique primary sources from the Gilder Lehrman Collection.

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June 14 Veterans Legacy Program Virtual Program: American Indian Soldiers across American Military History

In partnership with the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program, we have been pleased to offer free professional development sessions in the spring of 2022 focusing on different aspects of America’s Unseen Soldiers and how to effectively bring that content back to the classroom. As part of this series, we are now offering two virtual sessions and a Veterans Legacy Program On Demand video module.
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Special Kansas Professional Development for Teachers June 9–16

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to offer Teaching Literacy through History professional development to teachers in Kansas this June. Sessions serve elementary, middle, and high school teachers.  Register below!
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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 2022 National History Teacher of the Year Award. For all those nominated, we encourage you to submit your materials by June 15. Take it from these past State and National winners: It is worth it.
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Announcing the Summer 2022 Issue of HISTORY NOW: The Declaration of Independence and the Long Struggle for Equality in America

The Summer 2022 issue of History Now, "The Declaration of Independence and the Long Struggle for Equality in America," illustrates the ways in which the centuries-long struggle of African Americans, women, and others to achieve greater equality in incremental steps is the nation's defining story.
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2022 George Washington Prize Awarded to Bruce A. Ragsdale for “Washington at the Plow”

Bruce A. Ragsdale has been awarded the 2022 George Washington Prize for his work Washington at the Plow: The Founding Farmer and the Question of Slavery. The annual award recognizes the past year’s best works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance a broad public understanding of early American history.
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Announcing the Gilder Lehrman College Fellows in American History for 2022

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce the selection of ten Gilder Lehrman College Fellows in American History for 2022. Through its newly launched College Fellowship Program in American History, the Gilder Lehrman Institute provides annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3000 each to undergraduate students majoring or minoring in History, American Studies, Africana, Political Science, or related fields.
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Recent Press Mentions

HAMILTON's Celebrated Education Program Returns in LA - Variety and Broadway World

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"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."
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Featured in FORBES Article on History Education

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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."
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2021 State History Teachers of the Year in the News

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KOLN/KGIN-TV 10/11 News broadcasts a story about the surprise ceremony for Nebraska History Teacher of the year Nathan Bassett of Lincoln Lutheran Middle and High School.
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