EduHam Online February 2022 Newsletter: George Washington
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.
Summer 2022 American History Professional Development
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.
2022 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize Recipient Announced
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Gettysburg College announced today that Caroline E. Janney, author of Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army after Appomattox (The University of North Carolina Press), is the recipient of the 2022 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize.
How Did We Get Here? On Demand: American Indian and Latina/Latino American Experiences and More
Our How Did We Get Here? series, which has been designed to provide teachers with ready-made, classroom-friendly resources on topics in American history that are front-and-center in current events, is now On Demand with new classes being added as the program continues into the Spring of 2022.
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Celebrating the Partnership of the Council of Independent Colleges and the Gilder Lehrman Institute
Since 2002, Gilder Lehrman has offered seminars for teachers and college faculty members in partnership with the Council of Independent College, lately with the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Over the years, leading historians such as Joyce Appleby, Thomas Bender, Henry Binford, David Blight, Robert Dallek, David Brion Davis, James Oliver Horton, Ernest May, Carl Smith, and Richard White have led seminars. Participants enjoy working with a leading historian and colleagues on curriculum design and teaching.
In celebration of Black History Month, the Gilder Lehrman Institute highlights resources for studying Black history in America through curated groupings of documents and accompanying materials.
Frederick Douglass Resources
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."