Watch Ms. Byrn’s 5th grade class participate in Target Oratory Festival 2016, where they recited Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address at Ford’s Theater earlier this month.
Third through fifth graders from four other area schools also presented famous Lincoln speeches. The fifth graders had been studying the Second Inaugural, as well as public speaking skills with the help of a teaching artist from Ford’s Theater since early last Fall. When the time to perform came, the fifteen students were able to stand proudly on stage and recite from memory each of Lincoln’s famous words, encouraging unity between the North and South as the war’s end neared. Great job!