DO YOU WANT TO WIN A DOZEN CUPCAKES FROM DC CUPCAKES?
Okay, the Ford's Theater conference is over and I'm working on the lesson plan they requested. My plan focuses on the Gettysburg Address. I saw an amazing video the theater's education center did on his writings and I'm gonna try and do a remix of that as well as a line by line analysis of the speech.
BUT...I also want to ask the kids to condense the address into 140 characters, twitter style. There was a cool contest done for the Declaration of Independence (here is the Slate story) and I want to try for the same with my kids.
I want to see if it works, though ...
....SO...IF YOU WANT TO WIN A DOZEN CUPCAKES FROM GEORGETOWN CUPCAKES:
sum up perhaps the finest example of American rhetoric in 140 characters. The contest is simple. My favorite wins. You must submit it with your full name (students-first and last initial) in the comments box. You may also tweet it to d_mcintire or #littleaddress. (I will post some of the twitter suggestions on the blog) I will only accept submissions to the blog and twitter--sorry Facebook friends.
I will make my selection on Friday (July 20th) afternoon and have them shipped out by Monday.
What, you say, you need a copy of the Gettysburg Address? Here you go!
This contest is open to anyone (student or adult; teacher or administrator; friend of Dave's or complete stranger) in the Continental US. The more the merrier!!!