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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  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 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.

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