This is a fantastic musical play written for my 4th and 5th grade class focusing on the history of patriotic songs of America! It was a huge hit, with parents and staff letting me know if was the best musical play performance they had ever seen at my performing art charter elementary school. Parents asked me if I planned to "sell it" as it should be shared with schools across America - and so here it is!
It's a journey through time, from 1776 to the 1940s with three main scenes (with easy transitions). Three newscasters, plus Bill Nye the science guy and team, take us back in time to explore the history behind Yankee Doodle, The Star Spangled Banner, Battle Hymn of the Republic and This Land is Your Land - to name a few!
Also included are photos of the props and signs we created and a list of books you can use to supplement historical understanding.
It was designed for about 30 students, however there is space for flexible casting for more or less students. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions!