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  • The Assassination

    Video Tour of Ford's Theatre

    Dr. Matthew Pinsker talks about the events leading up to the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and that fateful moment.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln, Assassination
    • Type: Videos
  • The Conspiracy

    Video Tour of Ford's Theatre

    Dr. Matthew Pinsker talks about those who conspired with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Lincoln and bring down the federal government.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln, Assassination
    • Type: Videos
  • The Country Mourns

    Video Tour of Ford's Theatre

    Dr. Matthew Pinsker talks about President Lincoln's funeral and how his assassination shaped his legacy.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln, Assassination, Lincoln's Legacy
    • Type: Videos
  • The Last Word Is Never Written

    Video Tour of Ford's Theatre

    Dr. Matthew Pinsker talks about how the history and memory of President Lincoln are constantly changing and evolving.

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    • Topic: Lincoln's Legacy
    • Type: Videos
  • The Setting of the Assassination

    Video Tour of Ford's Theatre

    Dr. Matthew Pinsker talks about the dramatic history of Ford's Theatre, both before and after President Lincoln's assassination.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln, Assassination, Civil War Washington, Lincoln's Legacy
    • Type: Videos
  • Trying the Conspirators

    Video Tour of Ford's Theatre

    Dr. Matthew Pinsker talks about the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth and the military tribunal and execution of his co-conspirators.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln, Assassination
    • Type: Videos
  • Theatre Warm-Up Games

    Oratory Video

    Six videos to get you and your students ready to give a speech.

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    • Topic: Oratory
    • Type: Videos
  • How Perspective Shapes Understanding of History

    "Jefferson's Garden" Lesson Plan

    Students explore perspective and its role in their understanding of history. Students also develop and demonstrate narrative writing skills.

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    • Topic: Theatre Productions
    • Type: Lessons
    • Grades: 9-12