Bring the women who shaped American history to life in the_ classroom! Each script embraces an event or portion of these famous womens lives, and illustrates the contribution that the women made in shaping history in politics, art, sports and medicine. Readers Theatre format empowers students to focus on learning about historical events of the womens lives and bringing those events to life in the classroom. Each play includes a background, presentation suggestions, listing of characters, and follow up activities. The nine women included are: Harriet Tubman, Sacagawea, Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Earhart, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Eleanor Roosevelt, Nellie Bly, Babe Didrikson Zaharias and Elizabeth Blackwell.
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CHARI SMITH encourages creativity in children through music and theatre and believes the performing arts are a powerful educational tool. She is the author of Little Plays for Little People and self-produced the musical story The Legend of the Boogieman. She currently works in education research in Portland, Oregon.