Engaging with multiple perspectives is a fundamental historical thinking skill, and theatre can bring these accounts to life. Using dramatic text from Ford’s Theatre’s play, Necessary Sacrifices, and the first-person accounts that inspired the play, teachers will explore the power dynamics between Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, as the two great leaders discuss the difficulties of creating and maintaining the U.S. Colored Troops in the middle of the Civil War.
Playwright Richard Hellesen joins the workshop to share his perspective and discuss writing historical drama.
This interactive workshop will include listening to excerpts of the radio play, Necessary Sacrifices by Richard Hellesen, and analysis of primary source documents.
Participants in this workshop are eligible for certification of One (1) Professional Development Hour, upon request.
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