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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Two New Self-Paced Courses: History of Childhood in America and Making Modern America

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is excited to offer two new Self-Paced Courses. History of Childhood in America, led by Steven Mintz, University of Texas at Austin Making Modern America, led by Margaret O’Mara, University of Washington History of Childhood in America
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Gilder Lehrman Institute Voting Rights Project Wins 2022 Leonore Annenberg Award

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has been awarded the 2022 Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics Award by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania to develop a high school program on the role of the states in determining and protecting voting rights. The $200,000 prize will be used to create and pilot-test a new curriculum that will be introduced for Constitution Day 2023.
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How Did We Get Here? On Demand: “Race Relations and African American History,” Volumes 1 and 2

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June 2 Veterans Legacy Program Virtual Program: History of Women in the US Military

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.
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Applications Now Open for the Gettysburg College-Gilder Lehrman MA in American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce that applications are now open for 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-p
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Inside the Vault on Thursday, May 5: Tweed Roosevelt Discusses Great-Grandfather Teddy's Documents

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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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