Received the following from the Pennsylvania National History Day Coordinator and thought I’d share:
Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual National History Day in Pennsylvania Student Institute. This year’s program will include advice and guidance for student on selecting and narrowing a topic, writing an effective thesis, and creating an evidence based project that will drive home the lessons of NHD and wow the judges.
The workshop will take place on October 18, 2014 at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle, PA. The cost is $50 per student, and a boxed lunch is included. Teachers with attending students may sit in free of charge, and may be eligible for Act 48 credit for attending.
I am often asked about where the Rose Woods is in Gettysburg and how others can find it when they visit. Well, I took a few minutes and created a video showing you exactly where the Rose Woods is in Gettysburg and where you can find the famous photographs of the dead soldiers.
If you would like the KMZ file for Google Earth, you can download it HERE.
The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive provides online access to three newspaper titles published in Savannah from 1809 to 1880. Consisting of over 83,000 newspaper pages, the archive provides historical images that are both full-text searchable and can be browsed by date. The website includes the following Savannah newspaper titles: Savannah Georgian (1819-1856), Savannah Morning News (1868-1880), Savannah Republican (1809-1868).
The Savannah Historic Newspapers Archive is a project of the Digital Library of Georgia, as part of the Georgia HomePLACE initiative. The Digital Library of Georgia is a project of Georgia’s Virtual Library GALILEO and is based at the University of Georgia. Georgia HomePLACE is supported with federal LSTA funds administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Georgia Public Library Service, a unit of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia
Other newspaper archives available through the Digital Library of Georgia include the Atlanta Historic Newspapers Archive (1847-1922), the Macon Telegraph Archive (1826-1908), the Athens Historic Newspapers Archive (1827-1928), the South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive (1845-1922), the Columbus Enquirer Archive (1828-1890), the Milledgeville Historic Newspapers Archive (1808-1920), the Southern Israelite Archive (1929-1986), the Red and Black Archive (1893-2006), and the Mercer Cluster Archive (1920-1970). These archives can be accessed at http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/MediaTypes/Newspapers.html
Check out this image of the July 9, 1863 edition of the paper talking about the Battle of Gettysburg:
The following is a guest post from Michael Cronin who is the Founder and CEO of Gettysburg Flag Works ——————————— When we think of American flags, “red, white and blue” is probably the first thing that comes to mind. When it comes to civil war flags, this is still the case, but the faithful red, […]
I received the following the other day and thought I would share. Please help if you can. _____________________________________________________ National History Day in Pennsylvania needs your help! Each year, NHD in PA supports the Pennsylvania Delegation to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland by covering student entry fees for […]
Quick post today on The Gettysburg Project The purpose of the Gettysburg Project Site is to enhance public awareness and appreciation of the Battle of Gettysburg and The Gettysburg Address through the song “Gettysburg,” other Civil War inspired music, and links to other Gettysburg Memorial websites and blogs. The song Gettysburg was inspired by the […]
Here are some fun Battle of Gettysburg related statistics to use with your students: Between the two armies there were approximately 72,243 horses present. Of these, nearly 3,000 – 5,000 were killed. What percentage was killed? Each horse requires 10 gallons of water per day, making the water needs for just the horses 722,430 gallons […]
President Abraham Lincoln wrote this touching letter of condolence to the daughter of his long-time friend, William McCullough. During Lincoln’s law circuit days, McCullough was sheriff and clerk of the McLean County Circuit Court in Bloomington, Illinois. Early in the Civil War he helped organize the Fourth Illinois Cavalry, which he served as Lieutenant Colonel. […]
I was recently asked to review the Timeline Civil War app for the iPad and to put it simply, this is a really good and enjoyable app. This app is packed with tons of information, images, primary sources, maps and various texts. Key features on Timeline Civil War include: A unique interactive timeline that allows […]
I’m finally getting an opportunity to catch up on some reading and have another book review for you. Lincoln’s Code: The laws of War in American History by Yale Law Professor John Fabian Witt is a “story of how slavery and the Emancipation Proclamation helped shape the modern laws of armed conflict, and how a […]
I recently had the opportunity to read Allen C. Guelzo`s latest work, Gettysburg: The Last Invasion. Guelzo is the Henry R. Luce Professor of the Civil War Era and the author of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: The End of Slavery in America and Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President, both winners of the Lincoln Prize. According the the publisher: GETTYSBURG is […]
I had an opportunity to spend some time in Gettysburg during the 150th anniversary celebration. What a very cool experience to be in that historic spot at that time. I really can’t explain it but even though we, as a family, go there about once a month, there was something about being on the battlefield […]
“Middle School Students Create Vodcasts about Civil War History in Gettysburg” By Shuan Butcher, Director of Communications — Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership Now that the dust has settled from the 150th commemoration of the Battle of Gettysburg, how doe the stories continue to be told for and by the next generation of leaders, historians, […]
Dickinson College, Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History to Offer Online Course on Abraham Lincoln “Understanding Lincoln” is designed especially for K-12 educators seeking graduate-level credit and ideas for teaching the new Common Core State Standards (Carlisle, Pa.) – Dickinson College, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, will offer K-12 educators as […]
We had the unique opportunity to be invited to join author JD Petruzzi at the First Shot Marker that commemorates the start of the Battle of Gettysburg. What made it extra special was that we were there, on that spot where 150 years ago Marcellus Jones fired that first shot of the battle. So CJ […]
I have been asked to announce the arrival of a new Civil War movie called Copperhead which is a film for the whole family and is opening in theaters June 28! Commemorate the 150 year anniversary & keep your kids learning during the summer by catching Copperhead, a Civil War movie the whole family can […]
PENNSYLVANIA INVASION.; Two Military Departments Formed In the State, Under the Command of Gens. Couch and Brooks. PROCLAMATION BY GOVERNOR CURTIN. PROCLAMATION OF GOV. CURTIN. Published: June 13, 1863; Dispatch of 6/12/1864 HARRISBURGH, Friday, June 12. Gen. COUCH has assumed command of the Department of the Susquehanna. He summons for the defence of the State, […]
Not sure why I haven’t mentioned this one before but The Center for Civil War Photography is a great place to find photos about the Civil War. There are numerous websites that offer images of the Civil War, but The Center for Civil War Photography is different in one way because they also offer 3D images. I especially like […]