Twelve Schools from 12 States Selected for 2018-2019 Lincoln Online Oratory Project (LOOP)
Participating students will create and record videos of Abraham Lincoln’s speeches
Washington, D.C. – Twelve schools from 12 states were selected to participate in the Lincoln Online Oratory Project (LOOP), a national initiative from Ford’s Theatre. The Lincoln Online Oratory Project is designed to help educators introduce the fundamentals of public speaking into their classroom and provides an opportunity for students to put these skills into practice. Classrooms taking part in the Lincoln Online Oratory Project will participate in three virtual lessons with a Ford’s Theatre Teaching Artist via video conference. Students will work together to create and record a video of one of Abraham Lincoln’s speeches. These videos will be shared with a national audience on the official Ford’s Theatre YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/fordstheatre. Classrooms will share their experience with Ford’s Theatre on Twitter during a “Virtual Festival” on Monday, April 15, 2019.