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The Best Online Resources For Learning About The Gettysburg Address

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November 19th will mark the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln delivering The Gettysburg Address.

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Here are my choices for The Best Online Resources For Learning About The Gettysburg Address:

I’ve got to start off with the Smithsonian’s terrific interactive on the Address.

Here are a series of exercises perfect for English Language Learners.

Interactive: Seeking Abraham Lincoln at the Gettysburg Address
is from The Smithsonian Magazine.

The History Channel has a number of accessible resources.

Lincoln’s 272 Words, A Model Of Brevity For Modern Times is from NPR.

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is sponsoring a contest for students to write their own 272 word address. Learn about it here.

Thinkfinity has a lesson on the Address.

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Thanks to reader Nate for this next video:

Gettysburg Address from Adam Gault Studio on Vimeo.

The Gettysburg Address as a Powerpoint is from The Atlantic.

The President’s Hand-Written Response to the Gettysburg Address is also from The Atlantic.

The Associated Press has an interactive on the Address.

Text to Text | The Gettysburg Address and ‘Why the Civil War Still Matters’ is from The New York Times Learning Network.

How the Media Would Have Covered the Gettysburg Address is from New York Magazine.

Ask an Expert: What Did Abraham Lincoln’s Voice Sound Like? is from Smithsonian Magazine.

The Gettysburg Address according to kids is by Wendi Pillars.

Google’s Cultural Institute has an Address feature.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

6 Comments

  1. We recently posted a blog entry about how to teach the great themes of the Address: liberty, equality and emancipation
    http://thinkfinity.org/groups/closer-readings/blog/2013/11/04/150th-anniversary-of-the-gettysburg-address-a-few-well-chosen-remarks

    Our lessohttp://edsitement.neh.gov/curriculum-unit/abraham-lincoln-american-union-word-fitly-spokenn is part of a curriculum unit on Lincoln’s thought on Union

  2. Larry, another great resource is this fantastic reading of the address with beautiful imagery. My favorite way to connect the words visually for students.

    http://bit.ly/ds0ey7

    Thanks for compiling all these.

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