THE ADDRESS tells the story of a tiny school in Putney, Vermont, the Greenwood School, where each year the students are encouraged to memorize, practice and recite the Gettysburg Address.
Ken Burns talks about The Address.
THE ADDRESS is a 90-minute, feature length documentary on this extraordinary school and its efforts to memorize and memorialize the Gettysburg Address. The film interweaves this contemporary story with the history, context and importance of the Address. In the end, memorizing the Address is the seemingly simple exercise from which the students learn, grow and aspire.
Joan Ganz Cooney discusses The Gettysburg Address with Elmo and Murray from Sesame Street as part of the Learn the Address initiative.
Ned explains what reciting The Address and winning the school coin would mean to him.
Geo and Kevin learn the Gettysburg Address.
A short history of the Civil War and the Gettysburg Address.
Ken Burns remembers the best Christmas present he ever received.
Thomas and Cooper from The Greenwood School work on memorizing The Gettysburg Address.
A quick look at the students of Greenwood School.
The boys from Greenwood School recite The Gettysburg Address.
To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, documentarian Ken Burns, along with numerous partners, has launched a national effort to encourage everyone in America to video record themselves reading or reciting the speech.
Espionage, poisoning, torture and wiretapping – all before picking up the kids from school.
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