Gettysburg Address Educators' Conference, August 12-13, 2013
Contact: Cindy Small, Gettysburg Foundation, (717) 339-2109
As part of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, The Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park invite 30 middle school teachers to walk in the footsteps of President Abraham Lincoln and travel to Gettysburg August 12-13 to learn new strategies for engaging students in The Gettysburg Address - one of the most pivotal speeches in American history.
Join National Park Service Education Specialist Barbara Sanders and Drs. Anthony D. Fredericks and Michael R. McGough in exploring dozens of innovative strategies for teaching the Gettysburg Address that pair perfectly with the middle school Common Core Standards for social studies and language arts while earning 16 hours of continuing education.
The conference provides valuable insight into the Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg and the Gettysburg Address, with guided tours of the battlefield and Soldiers' National Cemetery; interpretive presentations and in-depth museum exhibits; and exposure to new supplementary classroom materials, including young adult novels and travel books.
The $99 cost per person includes personalized guidance and materials, including a copy ofThe Gettysburg Address: The Complete Teaching Guide,box lunches, transportation between session sites and tour costs. Limited scholarships are available. Applications are due by June 30 and will be accepted on a first-come-first-serve basis. Selected applicants will be informed by July 15; and a $99 check made payable to the Gettysburg Foundation is required by August 1 to secure a seat at the conference.
Rooms at the Wyndham Gettysburg will be discounted through July 19, so bring the family for an extended weekend of sightseeing. An application and more information are available at www.gettysburgfoundation.org/57/education.
Co-Sponsored by Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation.
Did You Know?
Major General George Gordon Meade was appointed to command the Union "Army of the Potomac" just three days before the battle of Gettysburg. He was honored in 1896 with an equestrian statue at Gettysburg National Military Park.