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Gilder Lehrman Institute

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is the premier national resource for professional development and classroom support in the subject of American history. We align content to the Common Core, embracing an interdisciplinary approach that emphasizes literacy skills, history content knowledge, and improved student achievement. With nearly twenty years of experience across 37 states and 160 districts in designing customized K-12 professional development, the Institute is adept at providing programs and workshops featuring primary source documents that benefit districts and teachers, according to their individual needs.

For more information on the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American history, please visit: www.gilderlehrman.org

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  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This lesson on Christopher Columbus’s letter of 1493 on his discoveries in the New World is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of Common Core–based...
  • Social Studies
  • Middle School
This lesson on the “City upon a Hill” section of John Winthrop’s 1630 sermon, “A Model of Christian Charity,” is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This lesson on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s First Inaugural Address in 1933 is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of Common Core–based units. These units...
civil war soldiers
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This lesson on President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of Common Core–based units. These units were written...
industrial revolution
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This lesson on the Haymarket Riot of 1886 in Chicago based on a Chicago Herald article is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of Common Core–based units...
Progressive Era
  • Social Studies
  • High School
Through participation in a mock trial of Andrew Jackson, students will analyze primary sources and participate in role-playing activities in an...
protest
This lesson on the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of Common Core–based units. These units were written...
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This lesson on George Washington’s Farewell Address of 1796 is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of Common Core–based units. These units were written...
  • Social Studies
  • High School
This lesson on the First Inaugural Address of George Washington is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of Common Core–based units. These units were...
George Washington crossing the River Delaware
  • Social Studies
  • MS, HS
This lesson on the Declaration of Independence is part of Gilder Lehrman’s series of Common Core–based units. These units were written to enable...