Looking to bring your students to see where history happened or to see a performance? Looking for a professional community of dedicated teachers?
Our programs empower teachers, inspire students and strengthen civic and classroom learning.
The Ford’s Theatre Education team offers a host of in-person and virtual programs for teachers and students. Check out our offerings below!
Plan a historic site visit to learn about the events of April 14, 1865, and the lasting impact of Lincoln’s assassination on our nation.
Virtual Field Trips
No matter where you are, you can learn about President Lincoln’s assassination and Civil War Washington through our distance-learning programs.
Ford’s Theatre offers weekday student matinees and lessons to complement your curriculum.
Oratory Residency and Festival
Working with a Ford’s Teaching Artist, students bring Lincoln’s words to life through a group performance.
Lincoln Online Oratory Project
Using the words of President Lincoln, students will learn the historical context of a speech, the power of oratory and the fundamentals of performance and public speaking.
Teacher Preview Workshops
Our Teacher Preview Workshops offer resources to teachers to engage deeply with their students about our current productions.