Use these 9 scripts (most with multiple scenes so the class can work in groups) that cover W.E. B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington, Exodusters, Soddies, Cattle and cowboys, the Transcontinental Railroad, Chinese immigration, Native Americans, land grabs and Teddy Roosevelt (as a segue to Spanish American War) as an introduction, review or enrichment activity.
Each script is marked discretely with reading level and contains discussion or journaling questions to deepen thinking. 40 pages total (20 .PDF and 20 .DOC)
Reader's theater brings a here and now feel to history while giving students an authentic reason to read and reread. Repeated readings with intonation and expression further deepens understanding of characterization and forces that drove people in the past. See preview for a list of scenes and number of characters in each.
This is part of the American History readers theater bundle
35 scripts, 100+ pages
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