Hawaii Teacher Misha Matsumoto Yee Named 2022 National History Teacher of the Year

2022 National History Teacher of the Year Misha Matsumoto YeeThe Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History announced today that Misha Matsumoto Yee, a history teacher at St. Andrew’s Schools in Honolulu, Hawaii, has been named the 2022 National History Teacher of the Year.

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Fall 2022 Newsletter

The Gilder Lehrman Institute welcomes you to fall and the start of the school year with recent news about summer happenings, exciting introductions to programs and resources for students and teachers, and a reminder of the centrality of the Affiliate Schools Program to the Institute and its engagement with educators and learners all around the world. Highlights include
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NEH Awards Gilder Lehrman Institute a Summer Institutes for Educators Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History a Summer Institutes for K–12 Educators Grant for an innovative two-week residential program on American history from the late fifteenth to the nineteenth century for thirty-six elementary and middle school teachers.
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Hamilton Education Program Online Launches Third Year for Grades 6-12

 The Hamilton Education Program Online (EduHam Online) returns to all schools with students in grades 6–12 for the 2022–2023 school year. Completely adaptable for remote or hybrid learning, the program encourages students to use their newfound knowledge of the founding era to create original pieces—a song, rap, spoken word, or scene—using primary source documents like Lin-Manuel Miranda did in writing the musical Hamilton.
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Fall MA Course Spotlight: The History of Medicine and Public Health in the U.S.

Registration is now open for fall courses in the new Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History—an affordable, fully online master’s degree program, led by renowned, award-winning historians, that brings together the leading non-profit American history organization and one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges. The Fall 2022 term begins September 22, 2022, and ends December 14, 2022.
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Remembering David McCullough (1933-2022)

The Gilder Lehrman Institute, along with millions of readers, educators, and history enthusiasts around the world, mourns the passing of David McCullough.
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2022 State History Teachers of the Year Announced

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is proud to announce the 2022 State History Teachers of the Year.
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Recent Press Mentions

2022 History Teachers of the Year in the News

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NBC First Coast News local affiliate features a lively segment on 2022 Florida History Teacher of the Year Daniel Flint. The Courtland Voice acknowledges Caitlin Goodwin as 2022 New York History Teacher of the Year and National History Teacher of the Year Top Ten Finalist.
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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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