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  • The Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln

    Teaching Lincoln's Assassination and Legacy

    Students use primary sources to understand different points of view about Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln, Assassination
    • Type: Lessons
    • Grades: 3-5
  • The Wiz and Afrofuturism

    "The Wiz" Lesson Plan

    In this lesson, students will learn about the origins of Afrofuturism and how The Wiz plays a vital role in American art and history.

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    • Topic: Theatre Productions
    • Type: Lessons
    • Grades: 6-8
  • Inaugural Challenges

    History Video

    In this video from the Ford's Theatre Museum, learn about the challenges that faced President Abraham Lincoln as he arrived in Washington.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln
    • Type: Videos
  • Dealing with Disunion

    History Video

    In this video from the Ford's Theatre Museum, learn about how President Abraham Lincoln dealt with the secession of southern states in 1861.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln
    • Type: Videos
  • Lincoln and Douglass

    History Video

    In this video from the Ford's Theatre Museum, learn about the complex relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln
    • Type: Videos
  • Lincoln Memorial: America's Stage

    History Video

    In this video from the Ford's Theatre Aftermath Exhibits, learn about how Americans of different walks of life have used the Lincoln Memorial since its 1922 dedication.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln, Lincoln's Legacy
    • Type: Videos
  • The Unfinished Work

    History Video

    In this video from the Ford's Theatre Aftermath Exhibits, hear President Abraham Lincoln's words remixed by spoken word artists.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln, Oratory
    • Type: Videos
  • The Artist’s Vision of the American Dream

    "Death of A Salesman" Lesson Plan

    In this lesson plan, students will identify and analyze how Mid-Century visual artists and writers portray, critique, and define the American Dream.

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    • Topic: Theatre Productions
    • Type: Lessons
  • A History of Ragtime

    Classroom Activity

    After listening to The History of Ragtime podcast with jazz expert Rob Bamberger, students will analyze primary source recordings and find connections with contemporary genres and social history.

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