Teacher Seminars

2022 Teacher Seminars

We are pleased to launch the 2022 Teacher Seminars program. This is the 28th year that the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is offering teachers the opportunity to study in seminars with eminent American history professors and dive deep into primary sources with master teachers. We will be offering 21 different seminars online this summer from June 20 to August 11, 2022. You are welcome and encouraged to register for as many seminars as you like; email us at seminars@gilderlehrman.org if you are interested in registering for three seminars or more for special discount codes and offers.   

Each Teacher Seminar includes the following:

  • Between 9 and 15 hours of video lectures by leading historians
  • MP3 audio recordings of lectures
  • 3 live scholar Q&A sessions
  • 2 live pedagogy sessions led by Gilder Lehrman Master Teachers
  • 1 live session for open discussion and networking with peers
  • Selected primary sources, lesson plans, spotlights from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, and other classroom-ready resources
  • A certificate confirming completed hours/CEUs for the seminar (upon successful completion of seminar requirements)

In addition, select seminars are sponsored by museums and historic sites across the country and include special live sessions and resources.

Special Topics in History

Participants across all 21 Teacher Seminars will also have exclusive complimentary access to our new Special Topics in History series held this summer. These 120-minute-long sessions will take place each week and will feature deep dives into topics, eras, and special themes. Special Topics in History sessions will be hosted by the Institute and sponsored by such organizations as:

  • The American Jewish Historical Society
  • The Choices Program at Brown University
  • The Hingham Historical Society
  • Historic Deerfield
  • The National Civil Rights Museum
  • The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
  • The USS Midway Museum

For more information on these sessions, click here. More information on registering for these sessions will be provided to registrants in the late spring.


These Teacher Seminars are open exclusively to participants in the Institute’s free Affiliate School Program, community college instructors, and National Park Service employees.  Check here to see if your school is in the Affiliate School Program. If not, you can learn more and sign up here.

For the list of Teacher Seminars, click here. We look forward to seeing everyone in summer 2022!

Special Discounts for Multiple Registrations

We encourage teachers to register for as many seminars as they like; email us at seminars@gilderlehrman.org if you are interested in the following discounts and offers:

  • Three seminars: a free module in our How Did We Get Here? On-Demand series
  • Four or five seminars: 15% off
  • Six or more seminars: 25% off

Register Here