The Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School Program is a free program for K–12 schools that provides educational resources, professional development, and lesson plans.

With more than 35,000 member schools, the program offers:

  • Access to a vast collection of primary sources and teaching materials
  • Monthly giveaways of books, calendars, posters, and other classroom resources
  • Professional development workshops and seminars to enhance your teaching skills
  • Recognition and awards for your commitment to excellence in history education

Individual teachers or school administrators can sign up on the website or contact to enroll your entire district at once.

Self-Paced Courses (SPC), a series of more than 50 self-guided professional development courses in American history led by eminent scholars, provide flexible and accessible learning experiences that can be completed at the teacher’s pace.

The SPCs also offer an easy, customizable, and scalable way to provide PD opportunities for groups of teachers. Email to learn more.

 Our self-paced courses offer

  • Graduate-level courses;
  • Engaging online content, including multimedia presentations and primary sources;
  • A chance to learn from leading historians from top universities; and
  • Up to 15 professional development credits per course upon completion.

Visit the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History website to explore all the resources we have to offer. And feel free to contact me if you have any questions.