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Continuing Education | Ford’s Theatre

Exciting D.C. History Course offered
by Ford’s Theatre and the Civil War
Washington Consortium!

EDU 662C: Civil War: D.C. History  

Walk in the footsteps of Abraham Lincoln and visit historic Washington, D.C.  Come away from your week in Washington familiar with an array of virtual tours, the oratory skills to get your students performing speeches by Lincoln and Douglass, comfortable taking students on content-driven experiential learning adventures, and excited about using classroom drama to help historic characters come alive!

 Session I:  June 21 – 26, 2015
D.C. Teachers, Grades 3 – 12

Session II:  July 19 – 24, 2015
All Grades, All Teachers

  1. Contact jflack@fords.org  to check for availability in the respective courses.
  2. Submit the Ford’s Teacher Fellows Application for acceptance in this special opportunity.
  3. Upon acceptance, a Ford’s Trinity registration form will be provided to receive Trinity credit.

 

EDU 662L: The Lincoln Assassination and Its Legacy

2015 will mark the 150th anniversary of the first assassination of a U.S. president—that of President Abraham Lincoln as he watched the play Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre, six blocks from the White House in Washington, D.C.

In this NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop you are invited to explore:

  • The assassination
  • The hunt for Lincoln’s killer
  • The trial of the assassination conspirators
  • How the country responded to the unprecedented event, and
  • The assassination’s ramifications for Reconstruction and the long-term legacy of the 16th president.

As a NEH Summer Scholar, you will connect with the places where these significant events took place and the scholars who are producing some of the best new work on these events.

Session I:  July 5-11, 2015
Session II: July 26-August 1, 2015

  1. Contact dmckenzie@fords.org to check for availability in the respective courses.
  2. Submit the application for acceptance in this special opportunity.
  3. Upon acceptance, a Ford’s Trinity registration form will be provided to receive Trinity credit.

 

Course Descriptions

EDU 662C  Civil War: Washington, D.C. History
This learning adventure will immerse students in the history of the Civil War in Washington, D.C.  By preparing and performing historical speeches, interpreting letters, and “reading” artifacts, images and places, participants will develop teaching techniques that strengthen reading comprehension and critical thinking skills while learning the content knowledge that will make the city of Washington a classroom.  Participants will come away with an array of resources, such as virtual tours and oratory skills, to get students on their feet performing speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass, among others.  The course emphasizes practical, content-driven experiential learning adventures including motivation to use classroom drama to help historic characters come alive.

EDU 662L: The Lincoln Assassination and Its Legacy
This course explores the Lincoln assassination, its aftermath, Reconstruction, and Lincoln’s legacy. Participants will build understanding through visiting locations around the Washington metropolitan area that shed light on the end of the Civil War. From this course, participants will bring back to the classroom a greater appreciation and content knowledge of the places and personal experiences that help us make sense of this tragic moment in American history and the reverberations felt both immediately and to the present day.

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