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  • 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
  • Come From Away

    Classroom Activities

    Before seeing the show, use our resources to introduce students to the events of 9/11. After the show, apply what students have seen to create original monologues based on new interviewing skills. They’ll create theatre from history…just like the creators of “Come From Away”!

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    • Topic: Theatre Productions
    • Type: Lessons
  • “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”

    Classroom Activities

    This lesson plan compares Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to Langston Hughes’ poem, “Harlem”. With probing questions and activities, students will identify the theme of the American Dream as presented in those texts. Students will then describe their own American dream, expressing it in an original poem or short play scene. This lesson is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts.

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    • Topic: Theatre Productions
    • Type: Lessons
  • The Gettysburg Address, 1863

    Abraham Lincoln Speech

    On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, after the Union armies defeated the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln, Oratory
    • Type: Speeches
  • Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, 1865

    Abraham Lincoln Speech

    President Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address on March 4, 1865, during his second inauguration as President of the United States.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln, Oratory
    • Type: Speeches
  • Response to a Serenade, 1863

    Abraham Lincoln Speech

    President Abraham Lincoln made these informal remarks a few days after two important Union victories.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln, Oratory
    • Type: Speeches
  • President Abraham Lincoln's Last Speech, 1865

    Abraham Lincoln Speech

    On April 11, 1865, two days after Robert E. Lee surrendered his formidable Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, President Abraham Lincoln addressed hundreds assembled outside the White House. President Lincoln spoke rebuilding the nation.

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    • Topic: Abraham Lincoln, Oratory
    • Type: Speeches