Fall 2020 Registration Now Open for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Pace University are pleased to announce that registration for the Fall 2020 courses is now open for the online Master of Arts in American History for K–12 teachers affiliated with the Gilder Lehrman Institute. The online program offers a unique and affordable opportunity for educators to work with two dynamic and eminent institutions dedicated to lifelong learning and career preparedness.

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Watch Justice Sandra Day O'Connor’s Teacher Seminar on the Anniversary of Her Swearing In

On September 25, 1981, Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female Supreme Court justice in the United States when she was sworn in by Chief Justice Warren Burger. She had been nominated by President Ronald Reagan, and she retired in 2006 after twenty-five years on the Court. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993, was the second woman to be sworn in as a Supreme Court justice. Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan were nominated by President Barack Obama in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
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History Teacher of the Year Finalists Featured in the News

History Teacher of the Year Finalists and other state winners have enjoyed local and state press for their achievements. We will continue to highlight their success in the coming months as we celebrate our National History Teacher of the Year, Alysha Butler.
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2019 National History Teacher of the Year Alysha Butler in the News

The Gilder Lehrman Institute announced on September 10 that Alysha Butler, a history teacher at McKinley Technological High School in Washington, DC, has been named the 2019 National History Teacher of the Year. Since then, she has been the subject of several interviews and feature pieces in print and on radio and television. We bring to you three highlights from this week.
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Author Colin Calloway Wins 2019 George Washington Prize 

Author and historian Colin Calloway has won the coveted George Washington Prize, including an award of $50,000, for his new book, The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation (Oxford). One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious literary awards, now in its fourteenth year, the George Washington Prize honors its namesake by recognizing the year’s best new books on the nation’s founding era, especially those that engage a broad public audience. 
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Celebrating Thomas Edison in the Collection on the Anniversary of His Lighting New York City

On September 4, 1882, the first electrical lighting in New York City signaled a new era of urban illumination. Pearl Street Station, the first central power station in the world, was operated by Thomas Alva Edison and the Edison Electric Illuminating Company of New York, which would later become Consolidated Edison, and it was from here the switch was flipped.
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Scholarships and Loans Available for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History

There is still time to apply for fall courses in the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History Program.
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Recent Press Mentions

Daina Ramey Berry's "Lives of the Enslaved" Pace–Gilder Lehrman Online MA Course Featured in NBC News Article

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In a Dallas-Fort Worth NBC affiliate article exploring “How to Transform Black History Education in Schools,” Daina Ramey Berry’s “Lives of the Enslaved,” a Pace–Gilder Lehrman Online MA in American History course, was featured prominently.

Berry is quoted directly and indirectly throughout the article, assessing the state of teaching Black history and how to improve it:

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The New York Times Remembers Richard Gilder

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Sam Roberts wrote a comprehensive obituary for Richard Gilder on May 14, 2020, calling him “a billionaire investor and benefactor who was instrumental in revitalizing two neglected exemplars of American democracy — the study of American history and Central Park.”

In sumarizing some of the work done by the Gilder Lehrman Institute, Roberts wrote, of Richard Gilder and Lewis Lehrman

They amassed a collection that would eventually consist of 70,000 original documents, letters, pamphlets, diaries and other primary sources that illuminate American history.

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EduHam at Home Announced in a Washington Post Feature Article

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The Washington Post announced the EduHam at Home program on April 21, 2020, with a feature article by theater critic Peter Marks. Along with exploring the development of EduHam itself, the article highlights Gilder Lehrman Institute president James Basker’s explanation of how and why EduHam at Home works:

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