Our teacher programs and resources explore the leadership and legacy of Abraham Lincoln and the city of Civil War Washington.
We offer teachers many ways to bring President Abraham Lincoln into your classroom. Adapt our lesson plans to engage your students in learning about Lincoln’s assassination and its lasting legacy. Use our oratory resources to improve your students’ public-speaking skills. Attend a summer fellowship exploring Civil War Washington. And so much more!
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Ford’s Theatre has worked with teachers across the country to bring public speaking, performance and persuasive speech writing into a framework that enlivens history and English Language Arts learning.
Bring oratory and performance into your classroom. Classrooms study a historical speech and learn to perform it over five virtual visits with a Ford’s Teaching Artist. Classrooms create performance videos to share with Ford’s!
Download these virtual backgrounds for your next virtual class.