Past Online History School Classes

Spring 2020

Being American taught by Tim Bailey (2009 Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year, Gilder Lehrman Director of Education)

Grade Levels: Elementary School (grades 3–5)

  • American Symbols
  • The Boston Massacre
  • The Declaration of Independence
  • The Constitution
  • America in Song 

 

Hands on History: Dressing up, Eating, and Building the Cold War taught by Mary Huffman (2015 Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year)

Grade Levels: Elementary School (grades 3–5)

  • Cold War Candy Simulation
  • Cold War Cookie Cake Mapping Simulation
  • Building the Berlin Wall with Legos, Play Dough, and Pillows
  • Korean War Scavenger Hunt

 

Facing Crisis Head On: Roberto Clemente, Kent State, and the Women's Army Corps taught by Joe Welch (2018 Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year)

Grade Levels: Middle School (grades 6–8)

  • Arriba! Arriba! The Legend of Roberto Clemente
  • Kent State and the Amplification of Protest: 13 Seconds, 13 Casualties and the Amplification of Protest Music
  • Philadelphia: Discrimination in the Shadows
  • Skirted Soldiers: The Women’s Army Corps
  • The Children of the Japanese Internment Camps  

 

Facing Crisis Head On: 1960 Rome Olympics, Mahalia Jackson, and Women as WWII Spies taught by Lois MacMillan (2006 Gilder Lehrman Oregon History Teacher)

Grade Levels: Middle School (grades 6–8)

  • 1960 Rome Olympics: Citius, Altius, Fortius
  • Mahalia Jackson: We Shall Overcome, The Soundtrack for the Civil Rights Struggle 
  • The Best Years of Our Lives: The Shock of Peace
  • Top Secret: Women as World War II Spies
  • The 1963 Birmingham Children’s March

 

Defining Liberty taught by Nathan McAlister (2010 Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year)

Grade Levels: High School (grades 9–12)

  • Questions of Settlement and Liberty
  • That’s My Interpretation
  • What Is In a Haircut 
  • It’s in Your Hands!
  • Protest, Shopping, and Liberty

 

The Paradox of Liberty taught by Keisha Rembert (2019 Gilder Lehrman Illinois History Teacher of the Year)

Grade Levels: High School (grades 9–12)

  • Freedom, America’s Ironic Ideal
  • Freedom, All or Nothing
  • Freedom, Liberation or Assimilation
  • Liberty, in Whose Hands 
  • Liberty Matters