Based on actual slave narratives, this historically-accurate, kid-friendly play comes embedded with comprehension questions and historic photos and includes a CCSs activity. Freedom for the First Time is the narrative of ten-year old Tyree, a slave during the time of the Civil War. Like many slaves, Tyree believes whatever her masters say. But when Tyree's brother, Sweet Walter, arrives with a band of Union soldiers to tell her the war is over, she and her family experience their day of Jubilee, the day they know freedom for the first time. This eight page, twenty minute Black history play is well-suited to reader's theater--or try collaborating with your music teacher and stage a spirited full production. Includes parts for from six to ten students plus extras, depending upon your casting needs. Use it with students in grades 4 through 7 to improve fluency, build comprehension, and inspire interest in US History. Fully reproducible: the original purchaser is licensed to reproduce a classroom set every year. Be sure to also check out the play, Box Brown's Freedom Crate. Hear both performed by students on my website at ReadAloudPlays.com Thanks!