The Emancipation Memorial in Lincoln Park can be an uncomfortable depiction of Abraham Lincoln for many us. But by examining it as a historical artifact we can reveal layers of meaning and give nuance to a significant memorial to Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator.
Teaching and Learning
As the Ford’s Theatre Teacher-in-Residence for four weeks this summer, Karen Richey researched contemporary speeches from a wide range of human experiences and cultures. Discover new resources that students can use to make connections between the past and present and see take part in civic dialogue.
Learn more about how Ford’s brought a local program to a national audience with the Lincoln Online Oratory Project.
We share lessons learned about the National Oratory Fellows program after completing year one of a three-year evaluation report by our independent evaluator and researcher Catherine Awsumb Nelson.
In our modern political climate, how should a program about Reconstruction and Civil War Memory adapt to meet the needs of teachers and museum educators? Explore what we've learned by running The Seat of War and Peace, a Ford’s Theatre summer program for teachers.
Learn how the Ford’s Theatre education department has adapted its oratory programs to work with English-language learners.
Learn how oratory education helped one teacher gain confidence and become a better educator.
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