How Did We Get Here? Early Bird Discount for "The Great Migration" through Saturday

Professional Development on Topical Issues

The How Did We Get Here? professional development series provides teachers with ready-made, classroom-friendly resources on topics in American history that are front-and-center in current events, such as the Great Migration, US foreign policy from before World War I to now, and the experiences of American Indians, Asian Americans, Latino and Latina Americans, and the LGBTQ community.

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Announcing "In Their Own Words": A New Student Essay Contest

“In Their Own Words” is a new essay contest open to high school students at Gilder Lehrman Affiliate Schools.
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Gilder Lehrman Affiliate Student Darlina Antony Announced as Gilder Lehrman-Rise Prize Winner

Rise, an initiative of Schmidt Futures and the Rhodes Trust, is a global talent program that supports extraordinary young people who need opportunity for life as they use their talents to serve others.
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Giving Tuesday for The Gilder Lehrman Institute

Dear Friend of the Gilder Lehrman Institute, Only 15% of eighth graders across the country are proficient in US history. Only 23% of them are competent in civics. These statistics represent a significant decline since 2014, according to the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress report.
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Staff Picks from the Gilder Lehrman Book Shop from Cassidy, Alinda, Peter, and Marissa

This holiday season, the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s staff recommends their favorite history books, all of which can be purchased from the Gilder Lehrman Book Shop. Today, we feature GLI staff members Cassidy Hooker, Alinda Borell, Peter Shea, and Marissa Cheifetz explaining why they chose their books, all of which would make fun holiday gifts.
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Announcing the 2021 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Co-Winners, Vincent Brown and Marjoleine Kars

Yale University’s Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition today has announced the winners for the twenty-third annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize, one of the most coveted awards for the study of the African American experience. The 2021 Prize will be shared by two scholars.
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Staff Picks from the Gilder Lehrman Book Shop: Daniel and Nathaniel

This holiday season the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s staff is recommending their favorite books, which can be purchased from the Gilder Lehrman Book Shop. Over the next four weeks, we will feature GLI staff members explaining why they chose their books. This week, we feature veteran Education Department staffer Daniel Pecoraro and one of the newer members of the GLI team, Nathaniel Weisberg, Book Breaks and Program Coordinator.
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Recent Press Mentions

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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The 2021 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize Presented on C-SPAN

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On April 19, 2021 the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize ceremony was held as a virtual event to honor and celebrate both the 2020 and 2021 winners of the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize: Elizabeth Varon, 2020 prizewinner for her book Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War, and David S. Reynolds, 2021 prizewinner for his book Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times. 
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The Gilder Lehrman Institute, St. John Fisher College, Rochester Historical Society Partnership Funds Scholarship

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A new partnership between St. John Fisher College, the Rochester Historical Society, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History will create a scholarship for students interested in pursuing studies in history.
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