Readers Theatre For American History

Overview

This participatory approach actively engages students in their own American history education. Arranged chronologically, these 24 readers theatre scripts put students in roles of selected historical figures, giving them a you are there perspective on the unfolding of critical milestones, memorable circumstances, and colorful venues that have shaped the American experience. Students can travel with a determined family along the Oregon Trail or to the moon with Neil Armstrong. Other opportunities to make history ...

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Overview

This participatory approach actively engages students in their own American history education. Arranged chronologically, these 24 readers theatre scripts put students in roles of selected historical figures, giving them a you are there perspective on the unfolding of critical milestones, memorable circumstances, and colorful venues that have shaped the American experience. Students can travel with a determined family along the Oregon Trail or to the moon with Neil Armstrong. Other opportunities to make history come alive include scripts having students work alongside Father Junipero Serra at Mission San Juan Capistrano and stand alongside Thomas Jefferson as he drafts the Declaration of Independence. Activity ideas and learning extensions follow each script.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Beginning with copious suggestions and ideas for preparing and presenting the scripts, Fredericks then provides directions for staging, using props, delivery, and post presentations. Scripts are presented in five parts and cover the land and early people of North America, the beginnings of a new nation, changes in the 19th century, new directions of the 20th century, and the recent challenges of the 20th and 21st centuries. A list of possible extensions to continue the historical lesson through research and discussion follows each script. Dialogue is simple yet engaging enough for students. Most scripts involve anywhere from 4 to 10 characters. Students should find American history more meaningful through fun and active participation in historical events, becoming major characters of history, and developing the ability to communicate through storytelling via readers theatre.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563088605
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/15/2001
  • Series: Readers Theatre Series
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,401,632
  • Age range: 9 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

ANTHONY D. FREDERICKS has written more than 20 books for Teacher Ideas Press. A former reading specialist and classroom teacher, he is currently professor of education, York College, York, Pennsylvania. Tony is the author of more than 65 teacher resource books, over 30 award-winning children's books, and several trade books on effective teaching.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Pt. 1 North America: Land and Early People
The First People of North America: Across the Bering Strait 3
Cliff Dwellers: A Day in Mesa Verde 9
The Vikings: Leif Eriksson Discovers Vinland 15
Columbus and the New World: Columbus Pleads His Case 21
European Explorations: An Imaginary Discussion 27
Pt. 2 The Beginnings of a New Nation: The 1600s and 1700s
The New England Colonies: The Mayflower Compact 37
The Spanish Colonies: Mission San Juan Capistrano 45
A Declaration of Independence: A Conversation with Thomas Jefferson 50
A New Constitution: Delegates Speak Out 57
Pt. 3 The Nation Changes: The 19th Century
The Moving Frontier: With the McMillans on the Oregon Trail 65
Conflict Between North and South: One Day in Gettysburg 71
The Last Western Frontier: Driving the Final Spike 78
The Immigrants: The Shapiros' New Adventure 84
The Industrial Revolution: Long Hours, Long Days 91
Pt. 4 New Directions: The 20th Century
The United States and World War I: March 1917: In a Coffee Shop 101
The Nineteenth Amendment: A Right to Vote 108
The Great Depression: A Bowl of Soup, a Piece of Bread 113
World War II: December 7, 1941: Aboard the USS Arizona 118
Equal Rights for All: December 1, 1955: Montgomery, Alabama 124
Pt. 5 Recent History, Recent Challenges: The 20th and 21st Centuries
Beyond the Earth: Eight Days, Three Hours, and Eighteen Minutes 133
The Vietnam War: Two Soldiers: Talking, Dying 140
Women's Rights: Equal Rights Amendment 147
The Environment: Air to Breathe, Water to Drink 152
The 21st Century: What's Ahead? 158
Resources 165
More Teacher Resources by Anthony D. Fredericks 169
About the Author 173
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