Today my AP class read and discussed the Gettysburg Address. I gave them a little background about the battle and showed a couple photographs of the battlefield. As I was describing the action – specifically the difficulties of attacking uphill – a bright and colorful female student stated the following in apparent frustration: "Mr. Levin, I’ve been to Gettysburg and I’ve walked the battlefield. I don’t understand what the problem was…I mean that field is as flat as a pancake. I don’t get it." She was referring to the area specifically around the center of the battlefield.
Now that was a precious moment.