I posted this video a few years ago, but it seems fitting to do so again. Enjoy.
We came close this past July, but I think it’s safe to say that the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address is the closest this nation will come to a collective remembrance of the Civil War. We shouldn’t be surprised by that. Lincoln’s words capture what for many is the essence of the war: sacrifice,…
… and you can too. What a wonderful idea. Ken Burns organized this project in conjunction with his upcoming film on the Gettysburg Address. This could be a wonderful classroom project for any number of grade levels.
[Hat-tip to Jaime Martinez] On November 10 the Bakersfield Condors – a minor league Hockey team out of California – will commemorate the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address by wearing the jersey pictured below. This is pretty cool.
The official video for Fun’s hit single “Some Nights” has a clear Civil War theme. Here is an alternative take on the song that utilizes scenes from “Gettysburg” and “Gods and Generals” with a little creative cinematography. [Uploaded to YouTube, September 8, 2013]