The Gettysburg Address Educators' Conference- August 12th-13th, 2013
The Gettysburg Foundation and Gettysburg National Military Park are glad to announce the new educators’ conference to be presented on August 12 and 13, 2013 marking the 150th anniversary year of one of the most pivotal speeches in American history – The Gettysburg Address.
Lincoln’s classic oration provides classroom teachers with a wealth of innovative opportunities that pair perfectly with the middle school curriculum. Focusing on the Common Core Standards, Gettysburg National Military Park Education Specialist Barbara Sanders and Drs. Anthony D. Fredericks and Michael R. McGough will demonstrate, and invite you to participate in, dozens of teaching strategies proven successful in grades 5-8.
Educators will leave The Gettysburg Address Educators’ Conference with new techniques, an extensive resource book to help you implement these valuable ideas in your own classroom and renewed enthusiasm from studying on the fields of Gettysburg and Soldiers’ National Cemetery site of The Gettysburg Address.
Learn about Gettysburg
Thousands of students — youth and adult — visit Gettysburg each year from all over the world. As they learn about Gettysburg and its lessons of courage, bravery and sacrifice, they come to realize that Gettysburg is very relevant in the present day.
Come here for yourself. Learn about Gettysburg and learn about yourself.
Gettysburg: A Living Classroom
Once people learn about Gettysburg and understand the importance of this place, they are able to appreciate the need for Gettysburg preservation. Over the years, the Gettysburg Foundation has worked to educate and inspire people about the important events of 1863 and the need to preserve the legacy of the Battle of Gettysburg.
The Best Field Trip Ever! Planning Guide (PDF)
Rupp House interactive history center in downtown Gettysburg
Educational programs for Friends of Gettysburg members and non-members including battlefield programs, living history, “A Sacred Trust: Gettysburg Perspectives” lecture series, 19th-century children’s day, Adams Seminar series, Eisenhower programs
- Gettysburg National Military Park satellite broadcast
- Traveling Trunk program
- Gettysburg National Military Park Junior Ranger program
- Eisenhower National Historic Site Junior Secret Service program
- Gettysburg National Military Park Seminar
- Summer Scholar program
- David Bruce Smith Education Initiative focusing on programming related to Abraham Lincoln
- Tourism Cares for America 2009 project site
Help Us with Gettysburg Educational Programming
By supporting the Gettysburg Foundation, you help the Foundation work toward its broad education mission of increasing public awareness of the heritage and lasting significance of Gettysburg. You’ll also help support the Gettysburg Foundation’s preservation mission of partnering with the National Park Service in the areas of Gettysburg land preservation, monument preservation, battlefield rehabilitation and artifact preservation.