This brief (just over one and a half pages long) script on the topic of the Japanese Americans Relocation during World War II has 14 solo speakers and many parts for ALL so that teachers can use it with a whole class. (Note: You may add or subtract solo speakers to customize the script for the size of your group.) Using a movie trailer context, this script provides a brief overview of information about the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor, the U.S. declaration of war on Japan, and the subsequent creation of internment camps for Japanese Americans.
Reading and rehearsing the script familiarizes students with some basic facts while also increasing reading fluency and engaging students in a dramatic approach to learning facts. The script is close to only two pages long with the text appearing in a 2-column format. A fluent and expressive read-through/performance takes about 6 minutes.
Students enjoy creating and performing gestures and sound effects where indicated in the stage directions. And—because it is a script—they do not mind reading and re-reading the information.
For more details and tips about using these scripts with students, you may want to download the FREE copy of "CURRICULUM-BASED READERS THEATRE: A Guide to the Classroom Use of this Strategy" available in my store.