This is a reader's theater teaching students about the 13 colonies. This reader's theater is geared to upper elementary students. It's a great activity to do either whole group or small group. It can be used as a part of instruction or as a review.
This reader's theater teaches about the 13 colonies, when they were founded, what regions they are in, and why they were founded.
The script is 5 pages long.
The characters are 5 students and 5 historians, 10 characters total.
Tennessee Social Studies standards:
3.24 Examine the significance of the settlement of Jamestown and the role it played in the founding of the U.S.
3.25 Explain the significance of the settlements of Massachusetts Bay and Plymouth and the role they played in the settling of our country.
3.26 Examine how the regional (i.e. New England, Middle, and Southern) geographic features of the Thirteen Colonies influenced their development.
3.27 Identify the economic, political, and religious reasons for founding the Thirteen Colonies...
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