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At Greenwood School in Vermont, its students, boys, ages 11 to 17, are asked each year to memorize the Gettysburg Address. These boys all suffer from learning differences that have made their progress extremely challenging. Interweaving the history of this famous American speech with the journey of the boys, The Address reveals the timeless resonance of Lincoln's words, while culminating in the triumph of the human spirit.
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5.0

Anything By Ken Burns Is Worth Watching.

By Tony The Tiger

from Pleasant View, TN.

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        Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Address DVD:

        I got this DVD for my boss' birthday which is in December. I'm sure she'll like it. I had no idea that this school existed which makes this program all the more fascinating. The first school I went to was similar to this but this school is very different from mine. And leave it to the great Ken Burns to produce another great piece of work, which this is!. Very inspiring program!.

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        5.0

        Everybody is worth saving

        By Ed

        from Elmhurst, IL

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              Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Address DVD:

              I was surprised by this film, expecting it to be about the Gettysburg Address. It's really about kids at a special school. This movie taught me to never, ever give up on kids.

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              5.0

              Inspiring documentary!

              By vrteacher

              from Farmersville, CA

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              Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Address DVD:

              This is a unique film focusing on the Gettysburg Address and students with challenges learning to memorize Lincoln's speech. It is inspiring. You felt like you get to know the boys and you very much want them to succeed. I highly recommend it.

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              5.0

              Really Eye Opening

              By Michael

              from Delaware, OHIO

              Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Address DVD:

              Being a Lincoln fan, I thought I was buying a new DVD about the Gettysburg Address. I did get more than I bargained for! The school and their teaching methods are wonderful and it is too bad that other schools do not teach history the way this school does. This DVD bridged the age generation of 150 years and it shows that every child can learn. The fact they use the Gettysburg Address makes it even more imoressive. This video made me proud of the past history of this country and it made me so proud for the young men and theri families that others thought were nit "normal" GREAT DVD!!!!

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              5.0

              Educational and heartwarming

              By Grandmother

              from Canada

              Comments about PBS Ken Burns: The Address DVD:

              As a grandparent of a child with Dyslexia and Dysgraphia, I found this story inspiring. Also revealing...although we read much about both learning difficulties, it is much more powerful to watch this story and to experience with the students their struggles and successes. I only wish I could order the DVD but it is unavailable to us in Canada.

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