TheGilder Lehrman Institute’s Teaching Literacy through History(TLTH) is an interdisciplinary professional development program that uses primary documents and historical texts to improve K–12 education. Gilder Lehrman’s Master Teacher Fellows work with teachers and educators to improve content knowledge; align curriculum with their state’s core history, civics, and English language arts standards, including but not limited to Common Core initiatives; and introduce skills that can be brought back to the classroom, library, or any other institution looking to inspire more knowledgeable, focused, and engaged students. Each Teaching Literacy through History program is customized to meet the needs of the participating school, district, or state. A suite of program options is available, ranging from multiyear partnerships to one-day workshops. TLTH trainings and follow-up sessions can be delivered onsite or online.
Since 2013 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’sScholarly Communicationsprogram has been making a series of grants to help diversify the body of primary source evidence available to, for example, activists, artists, researchers in humanities fields, community historians, genealogists, teachers, and students. These grants are designed to support and strengthen a body of archival practice called community-based archiving.
DonorsChoose has launched #ISeeMe, a campaign aimed at boosting the amount of culturally responsive materials in US classrooms. These include books written by authors of color or other resources featuring figures from diverse backgrounds.
Born in a Waldorf-inspired public charter school classroom in California, Cyber Civics meets a growing need to prepare middle school students to be ethical, safe, and wise digital citizens. The in-class program has three levels—Level 1: Digital Citizenship; Level 2:Information Literacy; and Level 3: Media Literacy for Positive Participation.