Take a Teacher’s Tour of the Battle of Gettysburg

Historian Matthew Pinsker leads a teacher’s tour of the Battle of Gettysburg, highlighting key moments and individuals to illustrate the broad story of the battle, its implications for the Civil War, and its legacy in American history.

Watch the full tour below, or scroll down to study the battle through short segments.



Tour Segments


Great connection to the modern day - the "handshake" is a powerful bridge for learning.
Stuyvesant HS

Really insightful and thought provoking on the political ideas of the north. Details about the military conflicts were also enlightening.

Stuyvesant High School

It's really interesting how the topography played such an important role in both sides' military strategy and execution. Cemetery Hill, The Round Tops, and Culp's Hill all affected the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg. This is something that is not usually taught in classes, but remains a topic in need of recognition.
Stuyvesant High School

Although the Battle of Gettysburg was unexpected by both sides, each minor detail whether it involve the terrain or the soldiers, added to the result. War in the 19th century may have been more coincidence and circumstance than strategy and war heroes.

Agree with EA. In addition, incorporation of topography brings the battle to life visually in a way that is typically hard to capture so long after the fact.
Stuvesant High School

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