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The Gettysburg Campaign--More Than Meets the Eye

In this 3-session online course, we will be talking about the events leading up to the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. We will also go through an overview of the battle, uncovering some surprises about those three tragic days along the way.
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45 minutes
per class
3x per week
over 1 week
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will improve their understanding about the events leading up to the battle of Gettysburg; they will learn about the commanders, terrain, and fighting that took place on July 1, 2, and 3, 1863.  They will then learn about what happened after the battle and beyond, including how the battlefield was turned into a park and when the monuments and markers became part of the landscape.
I have a Master's in Education and am a published author and historian.  My book: Gettysburg National Military Park: the Monuments and Their Stories can be purchased where all books are sold.  I have lectured and taught extensively at community colleges and for museums and organizations like Civil War Round Tables.  My PBS documentary New England and the Civil War won the Telly Award for history in 2002.  I was the owner and editor of the Battlefield Journal newspaper as well.
Students will have one activity/assignment to do after the first two sessions. They will be completing the assignments individually.  The homework should not take more than 30-40 minutes.  There will be information sent in advance of the first class but no reading due as we will go over the information during the classes.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
2 hours 15 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
There may be some Library of Congress photos of bodies and horses on the battlefield.  There also may be hospital photos that contain wounded soldiers.
We will refer to Library of Congress, the Ken Burns Civil War PBS documentary, my book Gettysburg National Military Park, the Monuments and Their Stories, the National Park Service Gettysburg website, and lectures that I have written.


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The History Pages Curated Monthly Book Club is creating a community where children, can learn more about U.S. History by getting together to read quality history-related books. Our book clubbers follow in history's footsteps by joining us as we... 
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