Today is the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, one of the most moving speeches in American History. This lesson plan has everything you need to help your students understand its importance.
There is a video that gives students a chance to hear The Gettysburg Address as well as a timeline leading up to the Civil War and then proceeding to the time of the presentation of the address. Help your students understand the vocabulary and context of this most important speech, and discuss its relevance for today.http://www.civilwar.org/education/teachers/lesson-plans/gettysburg-address-lesson-plan/the-gettysburg-address-lesson.html
Today is the sesquicentennial anniversary of the beginning of the Battle of Gettysburg. One hundred fifty years ago today the Union and Confederate armies met to fight what many consider the pivotal battle of the Civil War. This site, commemorating the battle, includes a 13-minute movie with pictures, battle positions, and written and oral commentary describing the events that would play out over the next three days. The movie takes some time to download, but it is worth the wait. In addition to the movie, you’ll find more information about Gettysburg, Lincoln and the Gettysburg Address, and a way to plan your trip should you be so fortunate to visit the site this summer.http://www.gettysburgcivilwar150.com/pages/why_we_remember/interactive_map.aspx