Customized Curriculum Design

A teacher incorporating primary source text into a Common Core–aligned lesson plan, developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute.

With access to the nation’s top historians and an extraordinary collection of original American history documents, the Gilder Lehrman Institute is a widely recognized expert in document-based teaching and learning as emphasized by the Common Core State Standards. Our expertise helps guide teachers in adapting curriculum to the new state standards. We also provide specialized curriculum development around your school or district’s scope and sequence, aligned to Common Core State Standards.

Integrate history and literacy learning. Align to the Common Core.

Our master teachers and historians provide a range of curriculum support, such as:

  • Curriculum consultation on how to integrate US history with English language arts through the use of primary source documents, including historical fiction, poetry, art, and music, to provide an individualized, interdisciplinary program
  • Strategies for developing a series of lesson plans around the key documents of American history, appropriate for elementary through high school levels
  • Interdisciplinary curriculum development for K–12 English language arts and history teachers designed around a school/district’s scope and sequence

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