The Littlest Lincoln Fans: Bringing Young Kids to Ford’s Theatre

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Students older than the third grade are our primary student visitors at Ford’s Theatre. But at least once a year, the Education Department has the opportunity to host a first- or second- grade class field trip to our site. It’s always so much fun to plan an experience for this age group. In fact, it’s…

Classroom Tips: How to Discuss Controversial Topics

Editor note: July 7 marked the 150th anniversary of the execution of Lincoln assassination conspirators George Atzerodt, David Herold, Lewis Powell and Mary Surratt. All were ordered to death following a military tribunal held in Washington. The question of the guilt or innocence of Mary Surratt, in particular, and generally the legality of a military…

Social Media in the Classroom: How a Virtual Field Trip Connected Thousands to Ford’s Theatre

Editor’s Note: On March 26, 2015, Discovery Education and Ford’s Theatre hosted a Virtual Field Trip, connecting with thousands of students in their classrooms. One of the teachers watching was Colin Sinko, a fifth-grade teacher at Carver Elementary School in Wendell, North Carolina. Colin subsequently brought his students to Ford’s Theatre, and the class engaged…