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Battle of Gettysburg

by Mary Ann Kelley

Resources for studying the Battle of Gettysburg

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Gettysburg Address for kids  (Y,M)
From American Historama.org, an Encyclopaedia of United States History for Kids

Kid History: The Gettysburg Address with Abraham Lincoln   (Y,M)
A few kids from CFC get together to recount the Gettysburg Address. This is their You Tube Video.

Exploring the Gettysburg Address with kids  (Y,M,O,T)
Stories from the National Museum of American History

Looking for Lincoln  (T,M,O)
From PBS.org A variety of primary sources and interactive content including lesson plans to study the life of Abraham Lincoln.

Gettysburg National Military Park   (Y,M,O,T)
The Battle of Gettysburg was a turning point in the Civil War. It was the war's bloodiest battle with 51,000 casualties. The Union victory ended General Robert E. Lee's second and most ambitious invasion of the North.

The Gettysburg Address Teacher Resource Guide  (M,O)
From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

The Gettysburg Address: An American Treasure  (O)
Lesson plan for students that uses elements of the Gettyburg Address to write and give a persuasive speech. Grades 11-12

Eyewitness to History: Battle of Gettysburg  (M,O)
From Eye Witness to History.com

Battle of Gettysburg Overview  (M,O,T)
From Gettysburg National Military Park (NPS)

Choices and Commitments: The Soldiers at Gettysburg  (M,O)
Lesson plan from the National Park Service's Teaching with Historic Places series. Students will study the actions of the armies in the Battle of Gettysburg and the heart wrenching personal choices made by some of the participants.

Joshua L. Chamberlain Museum  (Y,M,O,T)
The museum is the adult home of Joshua L. Chamberlain and his family. Chamberlain was the hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg during the Civil War, Governor of Maine, and President of Bowdoin College. Guided tours explore Chamberlain's life, family and career.

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