Anyway, I was wishing my son, Jesse, was with me because he is such a history buff. I'll take him to see it at Christmas if he hasn't seen it by then (he went with two siblings to see Red Dawn - obviously not as good, but they'd been waiting for it).
At one point, if I were with Jesse, I would have said, "Is that Thaddeus Stevens?" He would have been impressed with my historical prowess (although, ahem, it did say on the wall, "The office of Thaddeus Stevens," but maybe he would have missed that).
|I imagine Thaddeus Stevens was scarier in real life.|
But! People! In one of the final scenes of the movie, there's a view of a courthouse building, with the words, "Appomattox Courthouse, April 9, 1865" on the bottom of the screen. Here comes a man atop a white horse, dressed in Rebel Gray, who has a white moustache and beard. Here, he looks remarkably like this:
Yes, Virginia, that is Robert E. Lee.
I have the What Your ____ Grader Needs to Know series in the library, thanks to my years as a homeschooling mom. I need to figure out a methodical way of working my way through the most important tidbits in those books with classes as they come to the library. Do you have any ideas?