Classroom and Parent Resources for Thanksgiving

Cover of Puck, November 25, 1903. (Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division)The Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoags shared an autumn harvest feast in 1621 that served as the basis for what we now celebrate as Thanksgiving. Though it continued to be celebrated, first across the colonies and then the United States, it was not until 1863 that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed Thanksgiving Day a national holiday.

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Gilder Lehrman Gift Shop Now Features Historical Jigsaw Puzzles

Our Gift Shop features favorites from the Gilder Lehrman Collection for you and the history enthusiasts in your life.
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Announcing the 2022 National History Teacher of the Year Finalists

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is delighted to announce the ten finalists for the National History Teacher of the Year Award for 2022. They are
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American History MA Graduates Explain and Celebrate the Program in Special Video

Take it from the teachers who just graduated from the program: The Gettysburg College–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History is a prestigious, manageable, and affordable path to a master’s degree in American history for educators everywhere. Hear from teachers across the country who completed the MA in 2022 in the video below:
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Remembering Julian Robertson (1932-2022)

Today the Gilder Lehrman Institute, along with the many whose life and work were impacted by his business and philanthropic genius, mourns the death of Julian Robertson.
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Hamilton Education Program Online August Newsletter: Back in the Game for 2022-2023

Welcome to the official newsletter for the Hamilton Education Program Online, the program whose goal is to help students in grades 6–12 see the relevance of the Founding Era by using primary sources to create a performance piece (e.g., a song, rap, poem, or scene) following the model used by Lin-Manuel Miranda to create the musical Hamilton.
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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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Recent Press Mentions

NBC News reports on Brooklyn School's African American Studies AP via GLI Training

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NBC News reported on Brooklyn Preparatory High School's new African American Studies AP course and how Assistant Principal Shannah Henderson trained to teach it. "Henderson traveled to Howard University in July to be trained on how to teach the course. She said that because she doesn't have a degree in African American studies, she was also required to take online courses at the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History."
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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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