Posts tagged Gettysburg
Henry A. Allen Letters - A Summer, 2019 Update

Some time ago, I transcribed all the letters - written from August 1863 to June 1865 - with the intention of publishing an edited and annotated volumes sometime in the future. What I wound up doing, something quite innovative I must say…

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The Human Experience on the Battlefield

Somewhere in the neighborhood of 175,000 men fought at Gettysburg. We got to know 24. I had them write reflections on their experiences when we returned to the classroom - and they unanimously agreed that these personal connections helped them engage the history in ways that they had never considered…beyond the books - beyond the maps.

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Engaging the Human Experience at Gettysburg

This year I am dialing up the human element. The plan: each student will be assigned a specific soldier with some accompanying background about that person’s life: where they were from, what they did in the civilian world, their family…whatever personal information is available (they’ll get a trading card and everything).

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