Just a quick post to share two new videos that I created.
The first video is based on some recent online discussion about creating overlays to find the location of original images. This video shows how you can take an modern photograph and then overlay an original and some tips for aligning the images.
The second video is a tutorial on one of my favorite apps, Snapseed. This app allows your students to create terrific, high-quality images right on their iPads:
Be sure to check out all of my videos at: http://www.teachthecivilwar.com/resources/videos/
Family Fun Finding Rock Carvings in Gettysburg National Military Park
The kids had the Monday after Easter off and it was a beautiful day so we packed a lunch and headed to Gettysburg for the day. While there, we did a lot of walking around Devil’s Den, Little Round Top and the Wheatfield. We also found some rock carvings.
The first one is the “PB Rock” which is located directly across from the monument to the Irish Brigade. Here is a video to tell you all about it:
As we were driving around we decided to look for a carving that we had never seen before. This one is located on the first day’s fighting at the McPherson Barn. It is also very hard to see. Here is a video of CJ telling us all about the carving:
Here is a close up of the carving and I used Skitch to highlight the lettering
So, spring has sprung! Get out there and enjoy the weather and explore your favorite battlefield. If you are heading to Gettysburg, be sure to pick up your copy of The Complete Gettysburg Guide by JD Petruzzi.
Using original photographs and Google Earth to Explore the Battle of Gettysburg
In an effort to continue my exploration of original Gettysburg photographs using Google Earth, I have created a new video on exploring some of the famous locations in Devil’s Den. Be sure to check out my Rose Woods video and other videos on my YouTube Channel. You can find all of the original photos via the Library of Congress website.
If you’d like to download the Google Earth file for this video, you can find it at: Devil’s Den KMZ file.