Since the Gilder Lehrman Institute launched History School in April 2020, more than 5,000 students have participated in twenty-eight courses with our award-winning teachers. In History School, master teachers present lessons anchored in primary source documents, many from the Gilder Lehrman Institute’s collection of more than 75,000 American history artifacts. Our goal is to engage students and excite them about history so that they leave each lesson more knowledgeable about a new idea, theme, document, or pivotal moment in history.
History School is back for another fun summer of learning! This summer we are offering five virtual courses with opportunities for students in upper elementary, middle, and high school...During History Camp upper elementary school students will travel to different national parks across the country and talk to rangers about the history of their sites. These free courses will provide students with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of American history through innovative lessons and activities.
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Students must have a Gilder Lehrman account to register for a History School course. Log in or create a free account here.
Prepare for adventure! Put on your virtual hiking boots, find your binoculars, and bring plenty of drinking water. You are about to discover some of America's greatest treasures in a trek through its national parks. You're headed to six historical and natural parks to sample what the US has to offer. Connect live with rangers at the sites and learn more about your own courage, impact, responsibility, legacy, resilience, and vision along the way.
Each week, students will "visit" a different National Park Service site from historic sites to natural parks. They will get to learn about the history of the land, why it was designated as a park site, and what it would be like to visit today. Dale Hoggatt, the Master Teacher for this program, will be joined by a park ranger from each site every week as a special guest. Like past History Camps, students will have a hands-on challenge every week that might include a craft, writing a reflection, or other activity.
Schedule and Registration
Registration is for the full 6-session course. Once registered, students will be enrolled in the Gilder Lehrman Online Learning Community and have access to course content and materials.
July 5: Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum - Impact: Impact of Violence and Reacting to Challenge
July 12: Denali National Park and Preserve - Responsibility: Nature Meets Humanity, Pioneering in a Frontier
July 19: Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site - Resilience: Land as Resource Ownership
August 2: Mammoth Cave National Park - Courage: Navigating Tight Spots, Making Connections
August 9: George Washington Carver National Monument - Legacy: Humility to Inspire Creativity with Purpose
August 16: Gateway Arch National Park - Vision: Manifest Destiny, Seeking Improvement