skip to main content
The Address

The Address

Apply for Free Membership

A documentary by Ken Burns which tells the story of the yearly recitation of the Gettysburg Address at the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont.  Each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice, and recite the Gettysburg Address. In its exploration of the Greenwood School, the film also unlocks the history, context, and importance of President Lincoln's most powerful address.

Wall with a black and white poster of Abraham Lincoln hung between a chalkboard and decorative tiles. Title bar reads, "The Address."
The Address
Episode 1
1 hours 24 minutes 36 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12