History School

Summer 2023

Registration for History School 2023 has closed.

Looking for a way to prepare for the upcoming school year? History School is back for another fun summer of learning! We are offering two AP prep courses for high school students (grades 9–12). Each course consists of 6 one-hour-long classes held weekly via Zoom.

You must log in or create a free Gilder Lehrman K–12 Student account before registering for a History School course.

  • Tuesdays
  • July 11–Aug 15
  • 5:00 p.m. ET
MOHAI, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, 1986.5.50631.1, photo by Tom Barlet

AP US Government and Politics: American Government and You

This course will examine aspects of Units 4 and 5 of the AP US Government and Politics curriculum. Classes will focus on voting, the formation of public opinion, the role of the media in politics, and linkage groups.

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  • Thursdays
  • July 6–Aug 10
  • 5:00 p.m. ET
Drawing of Uncle Sam pointing his index finger

AP US History: Strategies and Techniques

This course will focus on strategies and techniques that will help students prepare for the multiple-choice, short-answer, and free-response portions of the AP US History exam.

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These courses are not meant to serve as substitutes for taking the actual AP course. Even if you do not plan to take these AP courses at school, you are welcome to register.

We can’t wait for you to join us! For more information, please email historyschool@gilderlehrman.org.

Registering for a Course

If you are 13 and older, you will be able to register on the course page. If you are under 13, please have your parents/guardians contact us at historyschool@gilderlehrman.org for information on how to register. All classes will be live on Zoom. Registered students will be added to the course’s online learning community before the first session. This will provide access to Zoom links, course recordings, and discussion boards. Students must be registered for the course to access all recordings.

Parents and educators will not be permitted to register for History School. Parents interested in participating in a GLI program should subscribe to Book Breaks or purchase a self-paced course from our History Shop. Educators are encouraged to check out our many 2023 summer professional development opportunities.

Protecting Privacy and Keeping Students Safe on Zoom

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is committed to making History School a secure experience. In order to safeguard our program, we have elected to put the following safety features into each History School class.

  • The chat feature will be monitored.
  • Cameras will automatically turn off. 
  • Microphones will automatically turn off.
  • Gilder Lehrman staff will monitor each session.

If you have any questions or concerns about safety and security, please email us at historyschool@gilderlehrman.org.