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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Register Now for Fall Courses in the Gettysburg College-Gilder Lehrman MA in American History

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce that 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.
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Register Now for the Reframing Lincoln Live Online Symposium

July 25–29 at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (IL) The Gilder Lehrman Institute’s summer professional development programs provide K–12 teachers the chance to engage in live conversations with renowned historians, watch lectures that explore key topics in American history, visit historic sites, and work hands-on with primary sources.
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Celebrate the Fourth of July with Gilder Lehrman Resources and Book Breaks

Fourth of July Resources The Gilder Lehrman Institute invites everyone—students, teachers, and history enthusiasts—to visit our new Fourth of July resource page and explore materials related to American independence. Expect to find:
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Inside the Vault on Thursday, July 7: Common Sense

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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A New Resource Collection for Celebrating American Historical Holidays

Recognizing and celebrating historical holidays—from memorializations of monumental American figures such as Martin Luther King Jr. to remembrances of events like Juneteenth—offer entry points for a deeper exploration of the pivotal moments, key figures, and central conflicts in American history. For teachers, these holidays provide an excellent way to focus classroom study and activity.
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Mix and Match Your Teacher Seminars: Examples from Real Teachers

Gilder Lehrman Institute Teacher Seminars—part of our 2022 Summer PD programming–are being held online this summer, which means teachers can participate from anywhere, even on vacation.
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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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