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Civil War Washington Teacher Fellowship
Use oratory, engage controversies, explore a city from multiple view points! The Civil War Washington Teacher Fellowship uses Washington, D.C.during the Civil War to study how to bring history and a place meaningfully alive. The program focuses on teaching strategies and techniques, lesson plan development, and background content.
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.
Frederick Douglass Lesson Plans
These lesson plans are part of the National Park Service's "Teaching With Museum Collections" project. Feel free to download the plans and use them in your classroom today.
Frederick Douglass Posters
A collection of posters from past programs about Frederick Douglass for your use.
Great news, Frederick Douglass is now offering virtual programs via video conferencing. As of now we have virtual tours of the site and an introduction to Mr. Douglass's life ready to go. We are still developing additional programs, so if there is a particular topic you would like a program to focus on, let us know and we can potential tailor a program to your classroom's needs.
We have two ways to connect:
1. We can connect to anyone with high speed internet. A microphone and webcam enhance the experience, but are not required. We use a web-based program that allows real-time video and audio as well as file sharing.
2. We can connect through a video conferencing system. This requires you to have a video conferencing system (such as Polycom or Tamberg) on your end.
Annual Oratorical Contest
Frederick Douglass and Reconstruction
A one hour conversation with Rangers Nate and Braden about Frederick Douglass and his experiences during Reconstruction.
Did You Know?
Behind Cedar Hill is a reconstruction of the "Growlery," where Frederick Douglass retreated to work and "growl" when he was in the mood. This one-room den was simply furnished with a fireplace, desk, and couch.