Websites for Teaching the Battle of Gettysburg - History Gal

Websites for Teaching the Battle of Gettysburg

by History Gal

Here are some websites you should be using to teach the Battle of Gettysburg!

 Video: The Battle of Gettysburg in 4 Minutes
This YouTube Video by the Civil War Trust provides a nice summary of the battle.

Interactive Battle Map
This map will take students through each stage of the battle from July 1 - July 3, 1863.

Gettysburg National Military Park
This site has a great online exhibit about soldiers' life during the Civil War. *this site is currently down but I'm leaving this up here in hopes that they bring it back - it was really awesome!*

 History Channel
The History Channel has lots of video clips on the Battle of Gettysburg.

Eyewitness to History
Eyewitness to History is one of my "go-to" sites for primary source accounts. It has several for the Battle of Gettysburg. Choose Print Friendly for advertisement-free viewing.

 University of Virginia's Valley of the Shadows
This site is full of great primary source accounts: newspapers, journals, and so much more!

 Documenting the American South
Documenting the American South is another great resource for digitized books and primary accounts.

The National Archives is on Flickr!

Smithsonian Institute
The Smithsonian has some great online exhibits

Looking for other resources?

You might also like my At a Glance Civil War Doodle Notes:

Or this blog post:

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