Teacher Workshops

The National Park Service loves to host teachers, educators, and other groups seeking professional development at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. Rangers can tailor the tours to meet your needs. Please contact us to arrange a visit.
A man stands on a porch and reads from a paper to an audience
Teachers practice classroom oratory by reading Frederick Douglass's speeches at Cedar Hill.

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Civil War Washington Teacher Fellows Program

Explore the Civil War through the lens of the Nation's Capital. During this summer program, teacher fellows spend a week at Ford's Theatre, Tudor Place, President Lincoln's Cottage, and the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site. At each site, teacher fellows focus on both the content and different techniques (oratory, performance, primary sources, etc.) for incorporating that knowledge into the classroom. It is an amazing week with some of the best teachers from around the country.

You will leave this program familiar with an array of virtual tours and the oratory skills necessary to get your students on their feet performing speeches by Lincoln and Douglass. You will feel comfortable taking students on content-driven experiential learning adventures and excited about using classroom drama to help historic characters come alive!

Visit Ford's Theatre's website to apply and to find more information.


Last updated: March 12, 2017

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Washington, DC 20020


This phone number is to the ranger offices at the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.

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