Teach history and celebrate Thanksgiving with this historically-based, musical play.
19 parts are written into this 5-scene drama, which has been designed to be performed by a class with various acting abilities. Both versatile and easy to perform, the play can be shown to both large and small audiences.
A musical number is included along with a karaoke track that can be sung by the cast at the end of the play. The original version could be played before the play begins.
- Cast listing with descriptions
- 10-page script with detailed instructions
- Song lyrics
- Set designs with notes
- Props listing
- National standards for United States History
- Song: "Sick Turkey" (MP3 format)
- Song: "Sick Turkey" (Karaoke Version - MP3 format)
Summary:Giles Hopkins is in charge while his mother and father are away from home. Feeling disrespected by his siblings, he goes into the woods to hunt, but is unsuccessful. He is, however, followed home by a turkey, which he claims to have caught. Consequently, he becomes endeared to the turkey and sees it more as a pet than a meal. This becomes a problem when it is time to kill the turkey for the feast. Giles claims the turkey is sick, and an Indian named Squanto comes to his aid by relating the story of his tribe's demise. Later, during the feast, the truth is revealed and Giles finds that compassion is not a weakness, but a strength that every leader must possess.
Every character in the play is based on a real person from history, from the mastiff and spaniel owned by John Goodman to the Hopkins family who lived in the Plymouth colony.
The play contains a lot of humor, but serious lessons can be drawn from the underlying theme of compassionate leadership.
Download the Microsoft Word document and change the play to suit your needs. However, do not attempt to resell a modified version of the play. You may perform it as many times as you like as long as you use it for educational purposes.
We hope you enjoy this product brought to you by The Bonus Point Band. Please take the time to leave us a rating and visit our store often for more creative teaching products. Follow us, and we'll let you know when we have something new. Just click "The Bonus Point Band" above. Then click "Follow Me."
Visit The Bonus Point Band Website
Follow thebpb on Twitter
(c) 2011 The Bonus Point Band