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The Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863 (GLC00248)

Professor Matthew Pinsker
Dickinson College

July 23–November 19, 2013

To honor the legacy of Abraham Lincoln, one of the world’s great self-made, lifelong learners, the Gilder Lehrman Institute and Dickinson College are providing open access to key elements of their first joint online graduate course in American history, Understanding Lincoln.

Open Course Includes

  • Focus on Abraham Lincoln’'s key writings and legacies
  • Videos of recorded seminar sessions with Professor Pinsker
  • Videos of recorded guest lectures from top historians such as David Blight, Eric Foner, and James McPherson
  • Virtual field trips to Civil War locations such as the Gettysburg battlefield
  • Interactive pedagogy discussions with experts from Gilder Lehrman
  • Guidance on reading Abraham Lincoln with standards such as the Common Core
  • Wide-ranging introduction to various digital tools useful for teaching and research
  • Opportunities to collaborate online with fellow participants


Open Course Completion Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Completion from Dickinson College, participants must: 

  • register online, in advance (see deadline information below);
  • engage in various discussion and comment forums; and 
  • successfully complete a series of online quizzes testing knowledge about the text and context of key Lincoln documents.

Cost: Free



Registration Deadline

The registration period will end at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, July 19, 2013. Registration is unlimited for the open online course, but interested individuals must register by this deadline in order to participate in the course.


July 23rd, 2013 12:00 AM   through   November 19th, 2013 12:00 AM
Credit Options
Full credit graduate course $600.00
Audit the course $25.00
Audit the course (Discounted for members of Affiliate School & Public Library Affiliate Programs) $15.00