A group of ten men and women laugh together in a small room. All but one are sitting at tables with lunches on top.
Photo courtesy of Ford’s Theatre.

Teaching and Learning

Ford’s Education provides dynamic learning experiences for all teachers and students.

Our teacher programs and resources explore the leadership and legacy of Abraham Lincoln and the city of Civil War Washington. Through historic site visits, virtual field trips, student matinees, and oratory programs, we offer powerful and unforgettable opportunities to express, explore and engage. Come learn with us! 

Attend a summer institute exploring Civil War Washington. And so much more! 

Ford’s Approach to Oratory

Abraham Lincoln was a powerful orator who used his words to inspire and unite. Reflecting this legacy, the Ford’s Theatre Oratory Approach offers easy-to-implement tools that help every student develop public speaking skills and find their own powerful voice.

Teaching Lincoln’s Assassination and Legacy

We offer ready-to-use history lesson plans focused on how to teach President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and the Civil War.

Virtual Field Trips

Bring the story of President Lincoln’s assassination and the world of Civil War Washington into your classrooms through our distance-learning program.

East Brunswick, NJ. Photo by Kristen Ferrara & Craig Segall.

Our Reach


Virtual Field Trips


Free Student tickets


Free buses