Join the American History Affiliate School Program

Free for teachers and schools. Members receive:

  • An Affiliate School web portal with lessons, teachable documents, videos, podcasts, toolkits, and more.
  • Professional development opportunities, including regional forums and teacher seminars.
  • Free and discounted books, multimedia kits, and traveling exhibitions

Apply to the Affiliate School Program here.


Teacher Seminars in American History
for Summer 2012

Reminder: Deadline February 15, 2012

K–12 history, social studies, language arts, and English teachers are invited to apply to the 2012 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars. Taught by renowned historians on college campuses in the US and the UK, these one-week interdisciplinary seminars give educators the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of topics in American history and literature while gaining practical resources and strategies to take back to their classrooms.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2012. Apply Now!

If you have questions, contact For a complete list of Gilder Lehrman’s 2012 Teacher Seminars, information about fellowships and graduate credit, and to apply online, visit: Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars.

Choose from thirty-nine 2012 seminars including:

Race and Ethnicity in the
Modern South
Ted Ownby
at the University of Mississippi
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Immigration and American Life
Vicki Ruiz and Ana Rosas
at the University of California,
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The Age of Jefferson
Frank Cogliano and Peter S. Onuf
at the University of Virginia
and Monticello
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Ronald Reagan and
the Global Cold War

Odd Arne Westad
at the University of California,
Santa Barbara
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Era of George Washington
Gordon Wood
at George Washington's Mount Vernon
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Lincoln and Emancipation
Matthew Pinsker and James Oakes
at Columbia University
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Gender, Race, and Nation in the
Civil War Era
Stephanie McCurry
at the University of Pennsylvania
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9/11 and American Memory
David Blight
at New York University and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum
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NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture

Empire City: New York from 1877 to 2001
Kenneth T. Jackson and Karen Markoe
at Columbia University
* This seminar requires a separate application, found here.
** The deadline for this seminar is March 1, 2012.