Announcing a Partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute to Provide Teacher Training in American Civics

by | Dec 21, 2022 | News

The Richard Nixon Foundation announces a partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute to host a summer teacher seminar for K–12 teachers to participate in a weeklong professional development event on-site at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, CA.  In the seminar, US Foreign Policy, 1898 to Present, participants will engage in an in-depth study of American leadership on the world stage throughout the twentieth century.

Expanding on the Nixon Foundation’s mission of civics education, the seminar will include scholarly lectures and discussions led by the seminar’s director, Teaching Literacy through History pedagogy sessions led by a Gilder Lehrman Master Teacher, and presentations by Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum staff featuring primary source materials.

The seminar will be directed by Jeffrey A. Engel, the founding director of the Center for Presidential History at Southern Methodist University and the author or editor of thirteen books on American foreign policy, including Fourteen Points for the Twenty-First Century (2020), The Last Card in the Deck: Inside George W. Bush’s Decision to Surge Troops in Iraq (2019), and When the World Seemed New: George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War (2017).

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to K–12 history education while also serving the general public. Its mission is to promote the knowledge and understanding of American history through educational programs and resources.

For additional information about the seminar and to access the application, please visit:

Stay connected for more announcements in 2023 as the Nixon Foundation releases additional plans to expand American civics education initiatives..