At the our recent Teacher Preview Workshop, we discussed how teachers employ historical fiction texts in their classroom. Is historical fiction dangerous? Or, does historical fiction bring students closer to history? What is to be gained by dramatizing the past?
Teaching and Learning
For the third year, our National Oratory Fellows journeyed to Washington in early September for a two-day planning meeting to kick off their school years. Here are some things they wanted to share about their favorite moments of the Pretreat and being a part of Ford’s National Oratory Fellows.
When young learners visit the Ford’s Theatre campus, the focus isn’t on the Lincoln assassination, but instead on why we learn about and honor the memory of Abraham Lincoln today.
This July, 72 teachers from around the United States came to Washington for the first ever Ford’s Theatre Seat of War and Peace summer teacher workshop.
In this post, 2014 Teacher-in-Residence Kathryn Notarpole discusses how she teaches controversial subjects like the conspirators trial and executions.
In the following post, Education Programs Coordinator Alexandria Wood shares some of her favorite moments from the first session with our Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows.
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