Ford's Theater

Ford’s Theatre celebrates the legacy of President Abraham Lincoln and explores the American experience through theatre and education.

For more information, visit their website

AHFES Distance Learning


Winter Programs

Custom Connection
Are you looking for a virtual tour focused on a specific part of the Ford's Theatre story? Are you interested in a transcription project? Do your students have a specific question for us at Ford's? Please contact us. We are always happy to keep the conversation going. 
Content area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government, Arts
Discipline: Historic Site Visit, Theatre
Resource type: Other Interactive Distance Learning Activity/ Online or Printable Resource, Distance Learning for Students with Special Needs
Learning standards: Custom Content based on request
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Accessibility: Scheduled by request

Fords Theatre Distance Learning Resources
Bring the story of President Lincoln’s assassination and the world of Civil War Washington into your classrooms through our distance-learning program.
Content Areas: Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Discipline: Historical Site Visit
Resource Type: Other Interactive Distance Learning Activity/ Online or Printable Resource, Distance Learning for Students with Special Needs
Learning Standards: Core Standards for Social Studies/History
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Ford's Theatre Q&A
You take the lead and ask Ford's Edu staff your questions about President Lincoln, the assassination, Ford's Theatre and Civil War Washington history. 30 minutes. Appropriate for Grades 2 and up. Content Area: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government
Discipline: Historic Site Visit
Resource Type: Other Interactive Distance Learning Activity/ Online or Printable Resource, Distance Learning for Students with Special Needs
Learning Standards: Civil War; D.C. History
Grades: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


 

Teaching Lincoln's Assassination & Legacy
Explore the life, leadership, death and legacy of Abraham Lincoln through this collection of primary sources and lesson plans developed by our education staff and master teachers. Choose what works for your needs. The collection includes lessons for elementary, middle and high school.
Discipline: Writing/Reading/Journalism, Historic Site Visit, Artifact or Object Exploration
Resource Type: Online or Printable Lesson Plan/ Study Guide
Content Areas: Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Civics/Government
Learning Standards: ELA Close-Reading Strategies
Grades: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Teaching Oratory Online Resources
These resources include lesson plans and videos for teaching public speaking skills, close-reading text analysis, speech performance and original speech writing. Educators can pull activities from lessons, share lesson templates with students or share demonstration videos for Ford's verbal and physical "Podium Points" public speaking skills.
Areas: English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Public Speaking
Discipline: Writing/Reading/Journalism, Public Speaking
Resource Type: Online or Printable Lesson Plan/ Study Guide
Learning Standards: Each lesson will address different standards aligned with the Common Core
Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

Virtual Tour and Digital Exhibits
Come on a virtual tour of Ford’s Theatre. See inside the Presidential box and learn more about the events of April 14, 1865. Investigate the place where Booth murdered Lincoln. What clues does the scene yield to the plotting of the assassination? Continue exploring Ford's Theatre virtual exhibits on Goggle Arts and Culture.
Content Areas: English/Literature, Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Arts, Public Speaking
Discipline: Historical Site Visit
Resource Type:
Filmed Virtual Museum/ Historic Home Tour, Other Interactive Distance Learning Activity/ Online or Printable Resource
Grades: 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th

 

 

 

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