Teacher Group Visits
The Frederick Douglass NHS loves to host teachers and is able to work with the different focuses and priorities of groups. Please contact Braden Paynter to arrange a visit.
Civil War Washington Teacher Fellowship
Spend a week exploring the Civil War through the lens of the Nation's Capital. The Civil War Washington Teacher Fellowship spends a day each at Ford's Theatre, Tudor Place, President Lincoln's Cottage, and the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. At each site we focus on both the content and different techniques (oratory, performance, primary sources, etc.) for incorporating that knowledge in the classroom. It is an amazing week with some of the best teachers from around the country.
Come away from your week in Washington familiar with: an array of virtual tours, the oratory skills to get your students on their feet 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, (grades 3-12, Local Area) June 23-28 Flyer
Session II, (National Teachers) July 14-19 Flyer
Did You Know?
Family was a big part of Frederick Douglass' life at Cedar Hill. By the 1890s his four surviving children (a fifth had died as a baby) all lived in Washington, D.C. Between them they eventually gave Douglass twenty one grand kids, filling the halls of Cedar Hill with noise and activity. Douglass can be seen here with his grandson Joseph, who went on to become a famous violinist.