EduHam Online March 2022 Newsletter: The Boston Massacre and Mandy Gonzalez
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.
Finding Inspiration from the Boston Massacre for EduHam Online Pieces
History U Offers Free Advanced American History Courses for High School Students
The Gilder Lehrman Institute now offers free, graduate-level American history courses for high school students with History U.
The History U program lets high school students explore American history with top scholars, via modified versions of our MA in American History courses.
Our first three History U courses are
Richard Gilder History Prize Giveaway and Free On-Demand PD Course for Affiliate Schools
The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce this year's Richard Gilder History Prize, a student giveaway that celebrates the life and legacy of the Gilder Lehrman Institute's co-founder, Richard Gilder.
How Did We Get Here? Register Now for "US Foreign Policy from the Early Republic to World War I" on April 5
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, and the experiences of American Indians, Asian Americans, Latino and Latina Americans, and the LGBTQ community.
March 26 Veterans Legacy Project at Riverside National Cemetery: Asian American Soldiers and Internment
In partnership with the National Cemetery Administration’s Veterans Legacy Program, we are pleased to offer free in-person professional development sessions in the spring of 2022. These sessions will focus on different aspects of America’s Unseen Soldiers and how to effectively bring that content back to the classroom. Each will be held in a historic cemetery in the United States.
HAMILTON's Celebrated Education Program Returns in LA - Variety and Broadway World
"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."
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."