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Monday, November 4, 2013

Homeschool Fun Challenge - Attention All Homeschooler's Interested

Gettysburg Address Challenge

This challenge is being offered to you by HOMESCHOOL FREEBIE OF THE DAY.

As per their site please note the following for this challenge:

The “Gettysburg Address” Challenge!
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal….

Tuesday, November 19th will be the 150th anniversary of one of the greatest, shortest, and most quoted speeches in American history: “The Gettysburg Address” given by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. To mark the occasion, we have decided to issue this challenge to our young readers: Actually memorize and recite the complete speech, and send us an mp3 audio of your recitation.

(It is, after all, only 266 words — but you know, if your kids get it down now, they will likely carry those 266 words with them the rest of their life.)

The rules are simple:
1) Memorize the Gettysburg Address.
2) Have someone in your household record your recitation of the speech as an mp3 file. First give your name and age at the beginning of the recording, and then recite the speech.
3) Email a copy of your recitation to us HERE. ( if link dont open email to --- >> homeschooltime@gmail.com)
4) Deadline for entering is midnight on Friday, November 15th

5) Everyone who submits a recitation will receive am exclusive downloadable prize from us.
We will post the names and ages of everyone who enters the challenge here on our site on November 19th, and we will also post a few of the audios so others can hear them. (That means by sending in the mp3 recording of your recitation, you are giving us permission to post a copy of it here on our site.)

The Text of The Gettysburg Address
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

So who will accept our Challenge? Will it be YOU?

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