The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s Teacher Seminars offer K–12 educators the opportunity to work with the nation’s top American history professors and work in-depth with primary sources. This summer, we’re pleased to offer educators the opportunity to study with eminent historians in multiple seminars.
Book Prize Winners and Finalists Featured on Book Breaks in March
Since the summer of 2020, Gilder Lehrman Book Breaks has featured the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books live with host William Roka followed by a Q&A with home audiences. This March, discussions range from Thomas Jefferson’s White and Black daughters to women’s roles in the Civil War, along with accounts of slavery in French Louisiana and the transition from Civil War to Reconstruction.
Gena Oppenheim Helps You Tell Your EduHam Story in Spring History School Course
The Hamilton Education Program Online (EduHam Online) has proven a creative outlet for many students in 2020 and 2021. EduHam Online helps students in grades 6–12 see the relevance of the Founding Era by using primary sources to create a performance piece as Lin-Manuel Miranda did in the musical Hamilton, Have you as a student or teacher ever felt the need for more guidance in how to approach starting such a project?
Young Women of the Revolutionary and Civil War Eras Featured in March Inside the Vault
This March Inside the Vault, the online program that highlights unique primary sources from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, celebrates Women's History Month with explorations of two fascinating teenagers caught in the 1775 siege of Boston and the Civil War.
Interview with Black Lives in the Founding Era History School Teacher Jason Butler
Black Lives in the Founding Era is one of six Gilder Lehrman History School courses being offered this spring. It will be taught by Jason Butler, a professional learning specialist supporting K–12 social studies instruction in a large, Atlanta-area school district. Butler was an award-winning teacher of social studies, English literature, and Spanish for fourteen years.
Open House for the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History, February 25
Learn everything you need to know about getting a master’s degree in American history through the Pace–Gilder Lehrman MA in American History, a highly affordable, fully online, fully accredited, 30-credit degree program.
2021 State History Teachers of the Year in the News
The NEA Town Courier reports on Arkansas History Teacher of the Year Kristy Brasfield of Blytheville High School New Tech.
The New Haven Register features Connecticut History Teacher of the Year Nataliya Braginsky of the Metropolitan Business Academy.
The 2021 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize Presented on C-SPAN
On April 19, 2021 the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize ceremony was held as a virtual event to honor and celebrate both the 2020 and 2021 winners of the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize: Elizabeth Varon, 2020 prizewinner for her book Armies of Deliverance: A New History of the Civil War, and David S. Reynolds, 2021 prizewinner for his book Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times.
The Gilder Lehrman Institute, St. John Fisher College, Rochester Historical Society Partnership Funds Scholarship
A new partnership between St. John Fisher College, the Rochester Historical Society, and the Gilder Lehrman Institute for American History will create a scholarship for students interested in pursuing studies in history.