Fall 2020 Registration Now Open for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University are pleased to announce that registration for the Fall 2020 courses is now open for the online Master of Arts in American History for K–12 teachers affiliated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute. The online program offers a unique and affordable opportunity for educators to work with two dynamic and eminent institutions dedicated to lifelong learning and career preparedness.

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Honoring the Memory and Legacy of David Brion Davis

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, revered historian David Brion Davis passed away at the age of 92. Professor Davis was integral to the founding of the Gilder Lehrman Institute and served as the founding director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale, where he was Sterling Professor of American History Emeritus. Davis wrote sixteen highly influential books, most famously his trilogy, The Problem of Slavery, which revolutionized the study of slavery, making it central to the study of American history.
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Introducing Jane Williams, the 2018 Oklahoma History Teacher of the Year

Jane Williams 2018 Oklahoma History Teacher of the Year
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Announcing the Dear George Washington Contest winners for 2018–2019

The Dear George Washington Contest is an annual writing contest for Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School students in grades 2–5. The contest introduces students to the issues facing early Americans and encourages them to think critically about the founding of the nation. Each student contestant writes a letter of 250–300 words to President George Washington, telling the President what to focus on during his first term.
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Introducing Charles McDougall, the 2018 Ohio History Teacher of the Year

Charles McDougall Ohio History Teacher of the Year
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The Pace-Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Summer Courses

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University offer a Master of Arts in American History through online courses for K–12 teachers everywhere. The online program offers the unique opportunity for educators to work with two dynamic and eminent institutions dedicated to lifelong learning and career preparedness.
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Introducing Brandon Brown, the 2018 North Carolina History Teacher of the Year

Brandon Brown North Carolina 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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