This reader's theater activity allows students to work in small groups to explore the differences between the 1st two political parties in our nation- Federalists v. Democratic Republicans - students will take the roles of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams + a Narrator to discuss political ideology, taxes, and foreign policy. The script allows for breaks with discussion questions along the way. The script also has emotion ques and actions to bring it to life for kids. Perfect for 5th-10th graders. I use it in my middle school classes. Great lesson for a 45 minute block.