Grades 9th - 12th

The Gilder Lehrman Insitute’s History U

The Gilder Lehrman Insitute’s History U offers free, graduate-level courses in American history to high school students. These courses, led by the nation’s top historians, are drawn from our MA in American History Program and allow you to study history at your own pace.

Taking a History U course can enhance college applications, supplement classroom learning, and allow you to explore your own love of history.

Each History U course includes

Video lectures by a leading history professor
Primary sources and in-depth readings
Short quizzes to review your knowledge
A certificate of completion for the course

American Immigration History: People, Patterns, and Policy
The American Revolution
Black Women's History
Foundations of American Government
The Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass
  • The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History Courses
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed