"Gettysburg: The Face of Battle"
A Distance Learning Program from Gettysburg National Military Park
Upton students took a trip to Gettysburg without leaving the classroom. On May 9, 2001, Mrs. Riggís class participated in a live broadcast from the Gettysburg Battlefield to classrooms all across the country via satellite. Featured in the one-hour broadcast were two 8th Grade school groups that acted out a special program on "Pickett's Charge", the last Confederate gamble at Gettysburg. Students submitted 3 questions about the battle via e-mail during the broadcast. They were excited to receive answers from John Heiser, the Historian from Gettysburg National Park, who took part in the broadcast.
Gettysburg Walking Tour
†† Intrigued by the Battlefield satellite broadcast, students were curious about the town of Gettysburg and were excited to discover an informative virtual walking tour at
Main Street Gettysburg
†††† Civil War News
†††† Information has been added to Uptonís web page about Morganís Christmas Raid through Hardin County http://www.hardin.k12.ky.us/Upton/Morgan.htm with the assistance of The News-Enterprise, Upton Mayor Mike Beumel and Mr. & Mrs. Kenny Coplin.
††††† Mr. Beumel is a re-enactor with the Second Kentucky Infantry Regiment, which has a very interesting web page at http://www.2NDKY.ORG with lots of pictures.† He has promised to visit Upton & put on a program about the Civil War next year.