I love using this Readers Theatre Script and accompanying resources in the classroom to bring to life theatre and Social Studies/ ELA! The script integrates key information about American inventions during the turn of the century with reading strategies and theatre. This short and upbeat script is memorable, fun and will have your students remembering these important historical figures for years to come! *It is designed to be worked on in flexible small groups of 5-8 students. This activity makes a great Literacy Center! (Appropriate for 3rd- 5th grade students)
Also included in this download are: 1) Readers Theatre Teaching Tips 2) Student Performance Checklist/ Rubric 3) Teacher Notes & Extension Ideas to incorporate grade level writing skills and visual arts into the learning.
Summary of the Play:
A cooky Time Traveler character takes a group of students back in time to before America's turn of the century. Each play highlights a different key historical figure that influences American life as we know it. This particular Readers Theatre script takes us back in time to learn more about the remarkable life of Thomas Edison and his contributions to America.