Throughout history many Americans have used oratory as a way to drive civic change. Read on to discover 10 change-makers whom you might not know about yet.
Teaching and Learning
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.
Read first-hand accounts from students and teachers who have spoken on the Ford's Theatre stage!
How do you view the Lincoln assassination? Was it the conclusion to the Civil War or the beginning of Reconstruction? Students today need a deeper understanding of the Lincoln assassination regarding the years of Reconstruction that followed. Read more to find out how teachers can reframe their teaching of the events at Ford's Theatre to connect them to the fight for equality today.
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