Historical Theater: The Vietnam War ©

Historical Theater: The Vietnam War ©
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Tired of giving lectures on complex historical topics? Do you have high energy students looking for an outlet?

At Mano Koa Enterprises, we have developed an interactive lesson strategy which enables students (especially the high energy ones) to do the teaching for you with Historical Theater: a hands-on bodily kinesthetic activity which expresses complex points of view during an historical time period.

Historical Theater activities provides classrooms with an active and engaging way to tackle issues in the past while creating memories that students will carry on years after the class. Students are encouraged to come in class appropriate costumes (even if it's just a scribbled mustache) and commit to their roles with class appropriate improvisation. Since all historical theaters are intentionally designed to portray differences in race, gender, political philosophy and/or socioeconomic status, AP US History students get the added benefit of sharpening their Point of View skills on the Document Based Question portion of the test.

This product contains a lesson plan, PowerPoint, Historical Theater Scripts for the following historical figures:

  • Robert McNamara (Secretary of Defense for Kennedy and Johnson Administrations)
  • Abbie Hoffman (Founder of the Youth International Party or "Yippies")
  • Colin Watanabe (UCLA Student Radical)
  • Richard M. Nixon (U.S. President)
  • Dr. Henry Kissinger (Nixon's Secretary of State)
  • Muhammad Ali (Heavyweight Champion of the World, Civil Rights Activist and Opponent of the Draft)

Like this product? We got plenty more!

There are 20 other Historical Theaters available for "a la carte" purchases ranging from the free American Revolution sample to the $6 Civil Rights Movement theater which offers six characters including Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcom X, Cesar Chavez and Betty Friedan.

Want a better deal? Try our "Historical Theater Magnum Opus 1620-2000" which offers all 20 historical theaters for $20 total.
Now available from Mano Koa Enterprises.

Have fun and break a leg!

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