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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10 Reasons to Submit after Being Nominated for National History Teacher of the Year (from State and National Winners)

Nominations have been made for the 2022 National History Teacher of the Year Award. For all those nominated, we encourage you to submit your materials by June 15. Take it from these past State and National winners: It is worth it.
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Announcing the Summer 2022 Issue of HISTORY NOW: The Declaration of Independence and the Long Struggle for Equality in America

The Summer 2022 issue of History Now, "The Declaration of Independence and the Long Struggle for Equality in America," illustrates the ways in which the centuries-long struggle of African Americans, women, and others to achieve greater equality in incremental steps is the nation's defining story.
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2022 George Washington Prize Awarded to Bruce A. Ragsdale for “Washington at the Plow”

Bruce A. Ragsdale has been awarded the 2022 George Washington Prize for his work Washington at the Plow: The Founding Farmer and the Question of Slavery. The annual award recognizes the past year’s best works on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance a broad public understanding of early American history.
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Announcing the Gilder Lehrman College Fellows in American History for 2022

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is pleased to announce the selection of ten Gilder Lehrman College Fellows in American History for 2022. Through its newly launched College Fellowship Program in American History, the Gilder Lehrman Institute provides annual short-term research fellowships in the amount of $3000 each to undergraduate students majoring or minoring in History, American Studies, Africana, Political Science, or related fields.
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Two New Self-Paced Courses: History of Childhood in America and Making Modern America

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is excited to offer two new Self-Paced Courses. History of Childhood in America, led by Steven Mintz, University of Texas at Austin Making Modern America, led by Margaret O’Mara, University of Washington History of Childhood in America
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Gilder Lehrman Institute Voting Rights Project Wins 2022 Leonore Annenberg Award

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History has been awarded the 2022 Leonore Annenberg Institute for Civics Award by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania to develop a high school program on the role of the states in determining and protecting voting rights. The $200,000 prize will be used to create and pilot-test a new curriculum that will be introduced for Constitution Day 2023.
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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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