Inside the Vault on Thursday, July 7: Common Sense

Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1793. (Gilder Lehrman Institute, GLC08643)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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Join us for the Frederick Douglass Book Prize Virtual Ceremony on February 17

Please join us Thursday, February 17 for a special virtual event: The 23rd annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize.
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Inside the Vault on Thursday, February 3: David Blight's Favorite Frederick Douglass Documents

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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How Did We Get Here? Register Now for "The Great Migration" on February 8

Professional Development on Topical Issues The How Did We Get Here? professional development series provides teachers with ready-made, classroom-friendly resources on topics in American history that are front-and-center in current events, such as the Great Migration, US foreign policy from before World War I to now, and the experiences of American Indians, Asian Americans, Latino and Latina Americans, and the LGBTQ community.
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2022 National History Teacher of the Year Nominations Now Open

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the 2022 National History Teacher of the Year.
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Hamilton Education Program Online January Newsletter: Common Sense

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.
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Book Breaks in January

Since the summer of 2020, the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s Book Breaks has featured the most exciting history scholars in America discussing their books live with Book Breaks hosts followed by a Q&A with home audiences. A Book Breaks subscription gives you access to both our weekly live book talks and an archive of over eighteen months of past events on our website.
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Recent Press Mentions

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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Featured in FORBES Article on History Education

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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."
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2021 State History Teachers of the Year in the News

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KOLN/KGIN-TV 10/11 News broadcasts a story about the surprise ceremony for Nebraska History Teacher of the year Nathan Bassett of Lincoln Lutheran Middle and High School.
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