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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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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History U Offers New Course on Frederick Douglass for High School Students

The Gilder Lehrman Institute’s History U offers free, graduate-level American history courses with top scholars for high school students.
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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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