Gettysburg in Texas: The challenges and rewards of teaching military history beyond the battlefield

Date
2022-08-18
Authors
Zander, Cecily
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Publisher
Center for Military War and Society Studies
Abstract

When I began training to be a military historian my mentors repeatedly emphasized the value of bringing students to battlefields. There was no better way to teach about what happened, they explained, than to place students in the catbird seat of history—allowing them to see the places they were reading and learning about and to visualize history beyond the page.

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Article originally published by Teaching Military History. English. Published August 2022. https://teachingmilitaryhistory.com/military-history-and-pedagogy/gettysburg-in-texas-the-challenges-and-rewards-of-teaching-military-history-beyond-the-battlefield. Permission to deposit this file has been obtained directly from the publisher. Please read the faculty member's entry in the Project INDEX Master Sheet for more information about the publisher communications.
Keywords
Battlefield history, Military history, Ideology of warfare, Civil War leaders
Citation
This is the published version of an article that is available at https://teachingmilitaryhistory.com/military-history-and-pedagogy/gettysburg-in-texas-the-challenges-and-rewards-of-teaching-military-history-beyond-the-battlefield. Recommended citationZander, C. (2022, August 18). Gettysburg in Texas: The challenges and rewards of teaching military history beyond the battlefield. Teaching Military History. Retrieved from.This item has been deposited in accordance with publisher copyright and licensing terms and with the author’s permission.
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