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A Virtual Tour of Gettysburg

As we prepare for the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, there is a broad array of information on the topic. If you would like to hear a modern rendition of the speech, listen here.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History highlights the battle in an interactive tour.

If you would like another interactive resource, check out the Civil War Battlefield App, Gettysburg (free).

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Gettysburg: Insights & Perspectives

Thure de Thulstrup, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Thure de Thulstrup, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

On July 1, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg began in Pennsylvania. It is one of the most important battles of the American Civil War. The Fall edition of History Now, the quarterly online journal published by the Gilder Lehrman Institute, highlights and explores and the battle from leadership, urban impact, and the pivotal speech by President Abraham Lincoln.

The publication is free to students and teachers. In addition to scholarly articles, it provides numerous educational resources. If you are interested in American History, it’s a great publication.

Interactive Maps for the Battle of Gettysburg

Thure_de_Thulstrup_-_L._Prang_and_Co._-_Battle_of_Gettysburg_-_Restoration_by_Adam_CuerdenIn honor of the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Smithsonian has created a cutting-edge, interactive map that details the 3 day battle. It’s a great tool to explore the campaign in more depth!

To see the map, visit Smithsonian Magazine.

History 150 – Interactive Commemoration of America’s Civil War

The History Channel has set up an interactive website to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Check out Civil War 150 for videos, interactive maps, documents, artifacts, and more about our nation’s greatest conflict.

And be sure to set your DVR for tonights premier of Ridley Scott’s Gettysburg. If you’re interested in online interactive education, check out my post on the “Best Online & Interactive Museum Exhibits.”