Black History Month Musical Using Rap Songs for Black History Month Assembly

Black History Month Musical Using Rap Songs for Black History Month Assembly
Black History Month Musical Using Rap Songs for Black History Month Assembly
Black History Month Musical Using Rap Songs for Black History Month Assembly
Black History Month Musical Using Rap Songs for Black History Month Assembly
Black History Month Musical Using Rap Songs for Black History Month Assembly
Black History Month Musical Using Rap Songs for Black History Month Assembly
Black History Month Musical Using Rap Songs for Black History Month Assembly
Black History Month Musical Using Rap Songs for Black History Month Assembly
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Are you looking for an exciting, Black History Month musical that connects with students using rap music, has a variety of roles for boys and girls, and teaches Black history in a way that will wow your audience? You've just found it!

Based on our Black history rap songs, this musical explores a child's dream where he/she is visited by African-American heroes such as James Armistead Lafayette, a Revolutionary War spy, and Phillis Wheatley, the first published Black American. These heroes of the past explain how they have inspired and made the success of modern Black heroes such as Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama possible.

Kid-friendly, entertaining dialogue with pop-culture references!

This musical mixes pop-culture topics such as superheroes, YouTube, and other engaging themes into the the characters' dialogue to keep the performance interesting. (Imagine a comicbook writer giving a 10 year old a lesson in superhero history.) This script works well for assemblies or as a readers theater activity. With a fun and easy to use script, you, your cast, and your audience are in for an awesome time!

Listen to the songs with subtitles on YouTube for free!

If straightforward plays are more your speed, check out the modified, play version here!

The full list of characters for this musical includes:

Child - 10-year-old, African-American student (speaking role)

Mom - Child’s mother who encourages him to study his/her history (speaking role)

Katherine Johnson - NASA mathematician who helped with the success of the Apollo Moon Landing (speaking role)

George Washington Carver - botanist and chemist (rap song role)

Colin Powell - first African-American chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the U.S. Army (speaking role)

James Armistead Lafayette - Revolutionary War spy who stole secrets from the British military (rap song role)

Barack Obama - first African-American president of the United States (speaking role)

Douglas Wilder - first elected African-American governor in the United States (rap song role)

Christopher Priest - first Black comicbook editor who made the Black Panther Superhero "cool" (speaking role)

Phillis Wheatley - first published African-American and accomplished poet (rap song role)

Oprah Winfrey - first Black female billionaire (speaking role)

Maggie Walker - first Black, female, bank president and accomplished business owner (rap song role)

Everything included with this purchase is listed below:

- the play, titled "Black History Heroes: Then and Now," includes:

  • a table of contents
  • the lyrics for each song
  • the characters' dialogue
  • tips and ideas on how to use the script
  • a simple map of stage directions for understanding the characters' blocking
  • a full character list with brief descriptions of each Black heroes' notable successes.

- links to the songs for free

- downloads of each song (MP3 format)

- downloads of the song instrumentals for practice and performance (MP3 format).

The run time for this production is ten to fifteen minutes and is a one-act musical.

Email support for your production and performance!

If you ever need help or additional ideas on how to use the script, music, or implement the play with students, email us at RapOperaforKids@gmail.com. We want your production to be a success!

Get this musical now if you want to hook your audience!

*UPDATES: Reformatted script for easier reading and added map of stage directions.

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Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
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