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Gettysburg Rock Carvings with Josh

March 22, 2012

It was a beautiful here in central Pennsylvania last weekend so we decided to head to Gettysburg for the day.  In addition to packing a lunch, we grabbed my copy of The Complete Gettysburg Guide and my Flip video camera and set off.  As you know our family goal is to learn something new every […]

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Exploring Big Round Top with CJ

March 20, 2012

It was a beautiful here in central Pennsylvania last weekend so we decided to head to Gettysburg for the day.  In addition to packing a lunch, we grabbed my copy of The Complete Gettysburg Guide and my Flip video camera and set off.  As you know our family goal is to learn something new every […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 17 – The Irish and the Civil War

March 17, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk a bit about how the Irish played a part in the American Civil War. Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is by Mark Ferguson and is used […]

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An Interview with Gary Adelman

March 12, 2012

Here is a short video I did with Gary Adelman who is the Director of History and Education for the Civil War Trust.  I shot this video a while back and just found it so I thought I would share.      

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Civil War Card Games – Faro

March 7, 2012

I filmed this video last summer in Gettysburg and never got around to editing it and uploading until now.  In the video the soldier is showing us how to play Faro which is a period card game. According to Wikipedia, Faro came to the US in the 19th century to become the most widespread and popularly […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 15 – YouTube and the Civil War

March 1, 2012

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I talk a bit about how you can use YouTube to teach and learn about the Civil War Feedback on the show? email me at podcast@teachthecivilwar.com Follow Me on Twitter Music is by Mark Ferguson and is […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 11

December 21, 2011

      Thanks for staying subscribed to my podcast and I hope you enjoy listening. In this episode I present a brief interview that I did with author JD Petruzzi.  I have done reviews of JD’s books here before and it was nice to talk to him in person about his works. Feedback on […]

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Harper’s Weekly Online

November 18, 2011

Ever wonder how newspapers during Civil War covered the battles? Are your doing any research into an aspect of the Civil War and need a great primary source? Well, the Son of the South website has digitized versions of Harper’s Weekly online for your review. According to the website, they have “over 7,000 pages of […]

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The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook Review

September 10, 2011

Recently, I received a copy of NEW GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN HANDBOOK, THE: Facts, Photos, and Artwork for Readers of All Ages, June 9 – July 14, 1863 by J. D. Petruzzi and Steve Stanley.  Petruzzi is also the author of excellent book, The Complete Gettysburg Guide. This 184 page handbook is packed full of facts, figures, […]

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Gettysburg’s Eternal Peace Light Memorial with CJ

July 16, 2011

Here is a video of my son CJ teaching us about one of the more popular sites in Gettysburg, the Eternal Peace Light Memorial.  This monument is located on Oak Hill in Gettysburg.  Confederate forces marched toward Gettysburg and the Union lines from behind the monument where CJ is sitting.   The base relief is said […]

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Learning about the “Trough Rock” in Gettysburg with CJ

July 14, 2011

Here is a video of my son CJ teaching us about one of the less popular sites in Gettysburg known as the “Trough Rock”. This rock is located in the “Slaughter Pen” or “Valley of Death” near Devil’s Den.     Here is the photo of the horse drinking from the rock: Here is a […]

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Teaching the Civil War Podcast Episode 3

June 18, 2011

      This is the third episode of my new podcast. I hope the quality is better (I’m still playing with the settings) and that you enjoy listening. In this episode I discuss a my upcoming ISTE presentation, a Civil War Reenactment, Civil War Sallie and a family trip to Gettysburg. Feedback on the […]

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Unknown Graves in the Soldiers National Cemetery

June 5, 2011

Here is a video of my son Josh learning about the the 979 Unknown Soldier’s National Cemetery in Gettysburg     Sarah is reading from THE COMPLETE GETTYSBURG GUIDE by JD Petruzzi  

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Gettysburg Soldier’s National Cemetery

June 3, 2011

Here is a video of my daughter Sarah (aka @civilwarsallie) learning about the Soldier’s National Cemetery in Gettysburg     Sarah is reading from THE COMPLETE GETTYSBURG GUIDE by JD Petruzzi  

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Gettysburg Generals Hancock and Reynolds

June 1, 2011

Here is a video of my son CJ learning about the monuments to General Hancock and Reynolds in Gettysburg   CJ is reading from THE COMPLETE GETTYSBURG GUIDE by JD Petruzzi  

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History Channel Movie on Gettysburg

May 21, 2011

On Monday, May 30, 2011, the History Channel will air a new Civil War film on Gettysburg.  This film is produced by Tony and Ridley Scott.  The trailer for the movie looks good so this is something that I am looking forward to watching.  If you are teaching the Civil War at this time of […]

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Digital Historical Newspapers

May 9, 2011

While browsing my Delicious feed the other day, I came across the HistoryBuff.com website and found it very interesting and thought I’d share.  HistoryBuff.com is providing digitized versions of newspapers from throughout history.  According the the website the “site focuses primarily on HOW news of major, and not so major, events in American history were […]

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Civil War Institute Blog

April 14, 2011

Another email that I received and thought I’d share.  This is from the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College.

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CSI Gettysburg: Confederate Sharpshooter

January 25, 2011

Here is a screencast that I did for you on using primary sources to get your students to act like historians. Until next time…

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Becoming information literate

January 6, 2011

In light of the recent Virginia text book controversy I wanted to tell you about the book Gettysburg: A Battlefield Atlas which I picked up at a local yard sale. I am always eager to read a book about the battle and this small book looked interesting and it was cheap. This 103 page book […]

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