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Learn more about the upcoming program, Ken Burns' The Address, by visiting PBS.org.

This month, PBS will premiere Ken Burns’s documentary "The Address" which follows the students of the Greenwood School as they uncover the meaning behind President Lincoln’s words at Gettysburg. Explore the history of the Civil War and the significance of the famous speech in the collection below, featuring an overview of the war, videos of celebrity recitations, and a lesson plan to encourage student involvement. Classrooms can now feel closer than ever to this historic moment.

Webinar: Lincoln's Words at Gettysburg


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Webinar: Lincoln's Words at Gettysburg

Ken Burns’s documentary, "The Address" follows the students of the Greenwood School as they uncover the meaning behind President Lincoln’s words at Gettysburg. 

  • Grades: 13+
  • Views: 91
  • Favorites: 1
Lesson Guide | The Address


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Lesson Guide | The Address

This lesson presents activities that help students gain a deeper understanding of the rich concepts and meaning in the Gettysburg Address.

  • Grades: 7-13+
  • Views: 359
  • Favorites: 13
Civil War Overview


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Civil War Overview

In this short history of the Civil War, we're given a look at the months leading up to November 1863, when Abraham Lincoln gave his famous Gerrysburg Address.

  • Grades: 7-13+
  • Views: 380
  • Favorites: 24
Preview | The Address


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Preview | The Address

Greenwood School in Vermont holds a contest every year: reciting the Gettysburg Address

  • Grades: 7-12
  • Views: 170
  • Favorites: 2
Stephen Colbert Recites the Gettysburg Address


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Stephen Colbert Recites the Gettysburg Address

Watch Stephen Colbert recite the Gettysburg Address as part of Ken Burns' challenge to all Americans to LEARN THE ADDRESS.

  • Grades: K-12
  • Views: 443
  • Favorites: 24
Randi Weingarten Recites the Gettysburg Address


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Randi Weingarten Recites the Gettysburg Address

Watch Randi Weingarten recite the Gettysburg Address as part of Ken Burns' challenge to all Americans to LEARN THE ADDRESS.

  • Grades: K-12
  • Views: 87
  • Favorites: 5
Ken Burns Recites the Gettysburg Address


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Ken Burns Recites the Gettysburg Address

Watch Ken Burns recite the Gettysburg Address as part of his challenge to all Americans to LEARN THE ADDRESS.

  • Grades: K-12
  • Views: 201
  • Favorites: 15
Gabby Gifford and Friends Recite the Gettysburg Address


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Gabby Gifford and Friends Recite the Gettysburg Address

Watch Gabby Gifford and friends recite the Gettysburg Address as part of Ken Burns' challenge to all Americans to LEARN THE ADDRESS.

  • Grades: K-12
  • Views: 244
  • Favorites: 12
Bill Gates Recites the Gettysburg Address


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Bill Gates Recites the Gettysburg Address

Watch Bill Gates recite the Gettysburg Address as part of Ken Burns' challenge to all Americans to LEARN THE ADDRESS.

  • Grades: K-12
  • Views: 376
  • Favorites: 16
Joan Ganz Cooney, Elmo, and Murray Recite the Gettysburg Address


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Joan Ganz Cooney, Elmo, and Murray Recite the Gettysburg Address

Watch Joan Ganz Cooney, Elmo, and Murray recite the Gettysburg Address as part of Ken Burns' challenge to all Americans to LEARN THE ADDRESS.

  • Grades: K-12
  • Views: 146
  • Favorites: 7
Classroom Tips for Memorizing the Gettysburg Address


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Classroom Tips for Memorizing the Gettysburg Address

To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, here are some tips for helping students, in school or at home, memorize the Address and join the national effort to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech. 

  • Grades: K-12
  • Views: 352
  • Favorites: 17
The Gettysburg Address Mashup


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The Gettysburg Address Mashup

Watch President Barack Obama, Taylor Swift, Nancy Pelosi, Stephen Spielberg and more recite the Gettysburg Address as part of Ken Burns' challenge to all Americans to LEARN THE ADDRESS.

  • Grades: K-12
  • Views: 719
  • Favorites: 41