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!

We aim to build a community of teachers devoted to Lincoln’s legacy. Follow us on Twitter and join a group of like-minded teachers who share resources, ideas and inspiration. 

Teacher Program

Tapas for Teachers

It's that most magnificent time of year when flowers are budding, birds are chirping, and Ford's Theatre is preparing for our annual Tapas With Teachers event!

Special Event

National Oratory Performance

Join us May 6! Inspired by President Abraham Lincoln's powerful use of words, teachers and their students nationwide will be performing original works on the Ford's Theatre historic stage.

Special Event

Stand Up and Be Heard

Join us May 23! Orators from Ford’s Theatre Education Programs will present "Stand Up and Be Heard" on the historic Ford’s Theatre stage.

Teacher Program

National Oratory Fellowship

Join this national cohort of 5th- through 8th-grade teachers in this multi-year professional development program designed to help integrate public speaking and performance skills into your classroom.