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December 10, 2008 > Summer seminars for teachers

Summer seminars for teachers

Submitted By Sarah Bowman

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History today announced that it will sponsor forty one-week teacher enrichment seminars across the U.S. and England for educators at every level. Participants in the competitive application seminars will receive a $400 stipend, books, and room and board. Educators at all levels and National Park Service interpreters are eligible to apply.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute is renowned for its outstanding scholarly seminars for K-12 educators and National Park Service interpreters. In 2009, the Institute's seminars will offer 1,200 participants the chance to study American history with leading scholars of the field. These week-long seminars provide intellectual stimulation and practical resources and strategies to take back to the classroom. Participants work with noted professors to deepen their knowledge of topics from the Colonial Era through the twentieth century. More than 6,000 educators have participated in Gilder Lehrman seminars, and most attendees rate the experience as their best professional development experience.

Applications must be submitted electronically by February 15, 2009. For more information, visit

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History promotes the study and love of American history. The Institute serves teachers, students, scholars, and the general public. It helps create history-centered schools, organizes seminars and programs for educators, produces print and electronic publications and traveling exhibitions, sponsors lectures by eminent historians, and administers a History Teacher of the Year Award in every state through its partnership with Preserve America. The Institute also conducts awards including the Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, and George Washington Book Prizes, and offers fellowships for scholars to work in the Gilder Lehrman Collection. The Institute maintains two websites, and the quarterly online journal

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
19 West 44th Street, Suite 500
New York, NY 10036

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