In celebration of Patriot's Day - for this month only - HALF PRICE script!
This class play, written by Sue Russell, on the Events Leading up to the American War of Independence or American Revolution, based on a class of 30 (*For class of 26, see alternative speaking arrangements at the end of each Cast list) is divided up into THREE sections, with parts allocated as follows:
1. Half the class allocated parts for the first section (Boston Massacre - 15 speakers)
2. Half the class allocated parts for the second section (Boston Tea Party - 15 speakers)
3. The whole class given a final set of parts for the third (Lexington and Concord - 30 speakers)
Redcoat Rap is included with this script as an optional extra - to be recited at the beginning or end of this play.
My class plays are easy to do, written 'by a teacher for teachers' to minimize the time and stress ingredients which can be so off-putting when considering 'a performance'. Written for a cast of 30 (this number can easily be adapted to a smaller class size), each class plays comes with a seating plan - included so that the children file in, in the correct order, and speak in the correct order!
A suggested selection of rock songs are included which, in my experience, really 'lift' the performance, and are chosen to appeal to children and adults alike!
My class plays are written to entertain and educate - they are based on the curriculum and cover all the major teaching points for each unit of work.
I have written plays for other subjects such as science , geography, PSHCE (Citizenship Skills) and one-offs like Valentines and St. Patrick's Day. These can all be viewed on my website www.plays-r-ussell.com which has a complete listing of my material under UK and USA catalogs.
In addition to these 'large cast, plays for performance' I have produced a set of Group Readers which are for groups of 6 children, written in sets of 5, complete with quizzes. These are a great in-classroom resource, for guided reading or 'mini performances'. Again, these can also be seen on my website www.plays-r-ussell.com
Events Leading up to The American Revolution Class Play
by Sue Russell
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License