Gettysburg (A True Book: National Parks)

Gettysburg (A True Book: National Parks)

by Moira Rose Donohue

Hardcover(Library Binding - Library Edition)

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Gettysburg National Military Park marks the site of two pivotal moments in our nation's history.

A True Book: National Parks series allows readers to experience spectacular vistas and natural landscapes, as well as interact with the rich tapestry of American History. This series includes an age appropriate (grades 3-5) introduction to curriculum-relevant subjects and a robust resource section that encourages independent study.

In July 1863, a massive three-day battle near the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, changed the course of the Civil War. To honor the soldiers who perished, President Abraham Lincoln visited the site to deliver his unforgettable Gettysburg Address in November of that year. Readers will learn why these events were so important to U.S. history, explore the landscape that shaped these key events, and discover the origins of the park.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531129326
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2019
Series: A True Book: National Parks Series
Edition description: Library Edition
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.25(w) x 8.37(h) x 8.37(d)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

1 Where History Happened: What historical events happened at Gettysburg? 7

2 A Civil War: Why were Americans fighting one another? 13

3 Three Days of Battle: What where the key locations in the fighting? 19

The Big Truth!

Fatal Mistakes?: How did some of the decisions on both sides of the battle affect its outcome? 26

4 The Gettysburg Address: What did President Lincoln say? 29

5 Gettysburg Today: What can we learn from Gettysburg? 35

Be a Monument Tracker! 40

Map Mystery 42

True Statistics 44

Resources 45

Important Words 46

Index 47

About the Author 48

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Gettysburg 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable This was a short collection of enjoyable poetry. I liked the vivid descriptions.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing poems
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has wonderful poem on the battle of gettysburg, the other various poems on several other topics are not as brilliant