Statement from Our Director

An update from Director Paul R. Tetreault on anti-racist work and the 2020-2021 season at Ford’s Theatre.

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  • 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
  • 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
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  • 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