Reader's Theater script: The Trolley Car Case

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Take your students into the courtroom to witness two civil rights trials. Were African American riders wrongfully arrested for riding a Louisville trolley car? (Great way to celebrate Black History Month while reviewing history and improving oral language skills.)

This 6 page script brings life to history while honing reading fluency and comprehension. Students can feel the tension and become emotionally and intellectually involved in these events as the struggle for equality and historical figures become real people with real problems.

This is a reenactment of an actual case argued before two different courts so it makes a wonderful precursor to comparing and contrasting. Two versions are available: one at 3.4 reading level, the other at 4.3 Both .PDF and Word.doc versions plus a grading rubric is included in the ZIP file.

This is part of the American History readers theater bundle 35 scripts, 100+ pages

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Seven Civil Rights Trials reader's theater (contains this script)

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Total Pages
6
Answer Key
Rubric only
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Reader's Theater script: The Trolley Car Case
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