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Getting our Students Involved in Memorial Day

Posted by Stephanie Kelly, High School Teacher and Instructional Coach on May 31, 2018 11:09:51 PM

Memorial Day was recognized this past weekend across the United States, and for many of us, discussed this week in our classrooms.  One of the greater challenges as teachers can be how to teach our students to understand the sacrifices the men and women in the Armed Forces have made for our country.  However, one youth group in particular is leading the way.

 

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SCHOOL TRIP SPOTLIGHT: Gettysburg National Military Park

Posted by Aaron Killian, Licensed Washington, D.C. Tour Guide on Apr 10, 2018 3:22:32 PM

 

Even those who know little of the Civil War have heard of the formative Battle of Gettysburg. In July 1863, in a small Pennsylvania hamlet, the Union Army successfully countered the last Confederate invasion of the North.

 

Today, it is a place that memorializes the challenges of living out our nation’s founded principles, making Gettysburg a popular stop for school groups visiting the historic East Coast. 

 
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"Documents of Gettysburg" FB Live Series Begins February 7th

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Jan 16, 2018 10:00:00 AM

This ranger-lead education series is hosted by Gettysburg National Park. Your students will hear stories of honor and character, study original documents such as the Gettysburg Address, and discover careers related to historical national parks. 

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Gettysburg National Military Park Offers FB Live Classroom Series

Posted by Julie Leonhardt, Teacher and Student Travel Consultant on Oct 3, 2017 2:33:52 PM
Want your students to learn directly from primary source documents and stories from the  battlefield, but can't get to Gettysburg?
 
This new education series hosted  by Gettysburg National Park allows your students to hear stories of character, study original documents, and discover careers related to historical national parks. 
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