The Gilder Lehrman Institute offers classroom resources and professional development to assist teachers in their classrooms. The Institute has pioneered new models of history schools and programs, with proven success in improving academic achievement. It offers professional development opportunities and documents and exercises for classroom use drawing from the Gilder Lehrman Collection, and encourages excellence in student writing with essay prizes.
- Common Core units for English Language Arts and Social Studies teachers
- Online Exhibitions on important topics including the Freedom Riders of the Civil Rights Movement and Battle Lines: Letters from America’s Wars up to the Second Gulf War
- Historians’ Podcasts including small video clips on essential questions
- History by Era, an online resource organized chronologically with essays by leading historians, a timeline, primary source documents for classroom use, multimedia, lesson plans, activities, and more
- Primary Sources from the Gilder Lehrman Collection
- Traveling Exhibitions for Schools and Libraries