A teacher from our summer institute, The Seat of War and Peace, reflects on the program and a lesson she designed to help students examine the history of Confederate monuments and the push to have them removed.
Historic sites and museums provide a wide range of professional development opportunities for teachers, especially in the summer. What do educators really want to learn? And what makes a great learning experience? From 2016 to 2018, staff from Ford’s Theatre and researchers from George Washington University are partnering with the Institute of Museum and Library Services to find answers to these questions.
Though it premiered in 1949, Death of Salesman—like all classics—sounds strikingly relevant to our modern ears. Miller was taking aim at the myth of the American dream in post-war America, but his critique continues to ring true today
Arthur Miller believed that there was only one humanity and that all people share common experiences, triumphs and tribulations. This article explores how Miller's classic Death of a Salesman exemplifies that ideal.
Fifty years after Arthur Miller wrote Death of a Salesman, our cast reflects on how timeless the story has remained. Craig Wallace, Kimberly Schraf, Danny Gavigan and Thomas Keegan share their perspective on the roles they play and how they relate to the Loman family.
More than 1,000 D.C.-area students attendour student matinee performances each year. LaMar Bagley, Ed.D., Director of Student Life for The SEED School of Washington, D.C., has brought his classes for 10 years. LaMar says the experience teaches his students critical thinking and allows them to draw correlations between the history told on stage and their own lives.
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) surveyed more than 10,000 administrators, teachers, counselors and support staff about their post-election classroom and school environment. Data showed that half of teachers surveyed were uncomfortable bringing up the election and politics in their classrooms. We must build a community where students feel comfortable exchanging ideas. Creating a safe learning environment starts on day one of the school year.
A field trip to Ford’s Theatre is a great way to teach the Lincoln assassination, what Washington was like during the Civil war, Lincoln’s presidency, Reconstruction and even historical memory and legacy. Here’s how to make place-based learning a memorable #BestTripEver for your kids this year.
The musical Ragtime tells a story set just after the turn of the 20th century, when the United States became known as a melting pot. As we see in the musical, Americans of this era experienced great social upheaval as a new century dawned.