Teaching Resources


Over the past fifteen years, the Gilder Lehrman Institute has worked closely with master educators across the country. Many of them have developed unique lesson plans and activities related to this historical era. These resources are included here along with pedagogical videos and other general teaching tools that can be adapted for a variety of time periods and themes in American history.

Teaching Resources from Other Sub-Eras

Abraham Lincoln on Slavery and Race

Curriculum Subjects: Grade Levels: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13+

Presidential Election Results, 1789–2016

Curriculum Subjects: Government and Civics Grade Levels: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

The Gettysburg Address

Curriculum Subjects: Literature, Religion and Philosophy Grade Levels: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12