Ferdinand Magellan: Explorer During the Age of Discovery(Reader's Theater Script

Gail Hennessey
Grade Levels
4th - 9th, Homeschool
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13 pages
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In 1519, Ferdinand Magellan set out on an amazing adventure, in an attempt to voyage around the world. Although he did not complete the journey, several of his crew did complete the trip. This Reader's Theater Script provides lots of information about the Age of Exploration and Magellan's voyage in a fun/informative method. There are 13 audience questions, Did you Know? fun facts, comprehension questions and a teacher page with extension activities, key and additional links for teachers.

You may also find the following resources of interest:

1.Age of Discovery: A Webquest: Age of Discovery, A Webquest

2. Age of Discovery-Secret Message Review Activity: Age of Exploration, A Secret Message Review Activity

3. Columbus: A Reader's Theater Script:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Christopher-Columbus-A-Readers-Theater-Script-6442153?st=70805eb6b81d11b45a16b613fc6b11fd</a>

4. Learn about Michelangelo, one of the world's greatest sculptor and painter, with this reader's theater script! Included are 7 questioners, comprehension questions, a Did You Know? section, a teachers page with extension activities, links and the key.Great addition to a unit on the Renaissance,art history or for a Friday biography day! Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show Series.Audience Questioners ask questions of Michelangelo:Michelangelo, A Reader's Theater Script

5. Studying the Renaissance? Studying famous artists in history?Need a biographical play to use with your students? Try my Reader's Theater Script on Leonardo da Vinci. Includes comprehension questions and extension activities. Great addition to a study of the Renaissance, art history or a Friday biography day! Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee's Talk Show Series, studio audience questioners ask da Vinci questions about his life.Leonardo daVinci, A Reader's Theater Script

6. Marco Polo: Use this informative Reader's Theater Script to learn about Marco Polo. Marco Polo helped to start the Age of Discovery with his book on his adventures to China. The fun/informative play uses the format of Marco Polo being a guest on a talk show and the studio audience asks questions about his life. Great for a Friday biography, for a unit of study on the Age of Discovery or a unit of study on China.https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Marco-Polo-A-Readers-Theater-ScriptExplorer-2066128?st=532e7a70c6d708e0d5da8fdd56a83a44


Mrs. Bie Ografee Talk Show Reading Theater Scripts:


Ferdinand Magellan

Marco Polo

Christopher Columbus

Leonardo da Vinci


Visit with a Crusader

Visit with a Victim of the Black Death

Martin Luther King Jr.

Rosa Parks

Harriet Tubman

George Washington Carver

Katherine Johnson

Tuskegee Airmen

Marian Anderson

Marie Curie

Galileo Galilei

Sir Isaac Newton

Albert Einstein

Jane Goodall

Moon Landing: Interview with first astronauts to walk on the moon

Rachel Carson

Jacques Cousteau

Thomas Edison

Visit with a Pilgrim

Revolutionary War Female Spies

Revolutionary War Tory

Thomas Jefferson

James Madison, Father of the Constitution

Pioneer Woman, Narcissa Whitman

Civil War Women Soldiers



Lewis and Clark

Abraham Lincoln

California Gold Rush: Visit with a ‘49er

Wright Brothers

A Road trip Across the USA for Women’s Suffrage

WW 2: Women Pilots

Elizabeth Blackwell

Susan B. Anthony

Sonia Sotomayor

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Louisa May Alcott

Edgar Allen Poe

William Shakespeare

Charles Dickens

Johnny Appleseed

Visit with a Leprechaun

Visit with a Groundhog

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Hans Christian Andersen

Elizabeth Blackwell

Amelia Earhart

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

Elizabeth Blackwell

First Lady Edith Wilson

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King Tut

First Lady Hillary Clinton

First Lady Michelle Obama

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First Lady Martha Washington

First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln

First Lady Dolly Madison

First Lady Lady Bird Johnson

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