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  • 10 American Orators Who Aren't Abraham Lincoln

    Blog Post

    Many Americans have used oratory as a way to drive civic change. Learn about 10 change-makers whom you might not know about yet.

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    • Topic:  Oratory, Lincoln's Legacy
    • Type:  Readings, Speeches
    • Grades:  3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • How to Write an Essay on Lincoln's Assassination: 5 Primary Sources for Research

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    When writing an essay on Lincoln’s assassination, it can be hard to know where to begin. But Ford’s Theatre has the solution! Fords.org is a great place to find primary sources on the fateful evening of April 14, 1865.

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    • Topic:  Assassination, John Wilkes Booth
    • Type:  Primary Sources, Readings
    • Grades:  3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Podium Points

    Poster

    Coach students in nine specific oral and physical elements of effective speaking.

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    • Topic:  Oratory
    • Type:  Posters
    • Grades:  3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Rhetorical Triangle

    Poster

    Teach students to recognize and deploy the three key elements of persuasion.

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    • Topic:  Oratory
    • Type:  Posters
    • Grades:  3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Warm and Cool Feedback

    Poster

    Build a classroom culture of constructive feedback as students support each other’s development as effective speakers.

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    • Topic:  Oratory
    • Type:  Posters
    • Grades:  3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Conecting to Texts

    Poster

    Help students understand historical context and the motivation behind speeches with this close reading approach.

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    • Topic:  Oratory
    • Type:  Posters
    • Grades:  3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Lincoln's Washington: Places Lincoln Visited That Exist Today

    Blog Post

    You may be surprised to learn that multiple places within the District of Columbia that Lincoln visited are still in existence 155 years later. Which of these have you heard about or visited yourself?

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    • Topic:  Abraham Lincoln, Civil War Washington
    • Type:  Readings
    • Grades:  3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Google Arts & Culture

    Evidence

    Want to explore artifacts from Ford’s Theatre, including evidence from the Lincoln assassination? On our Google Arts & Culture site, you can examine high-resolution images of over 100 objects and images.

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    • Topic:  Assassination, Abraham Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln's Legacy
    • Type:  Artifacts
    • Grades:  3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Trial of the Conspirators

    Learn the Story

    What happened to those involved in the Lincoln assassination conspiracy? Examine what witnesses said for and against each person, explore images from the trial, and learn the verdicts and sentences.

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    • Topic:  Assassination
    • Type:  Primary Sources
    • Grades:  3-5, 6-8, 9-12
  • Manhunt for Booth

    Learn the Story

    Where did John Wilkes Booth and David Herold flee after Booth shot Lincoln? Follow their escape path and learn what witnesses saw as one of the largest manhunts in U.S. history unfolded.

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    • Topic:  Assassination, John Wilkes Booth
    • Type:  Artifacts, Primary Sources
    • Grades:  3-5, 6-8, 9-12