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The Bird We Didn’t Eat (drama skit)

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8th - 12th, Homeschool
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Surfmen gather in the mess room at a U.S. Life-Saving Service station on Cape Cod, Massachusetts in 1904. What happens when the new surfman cooks for the crew for the first time? What practical jokes did the men play on each other? Enter into daily life at a remote search and rescue station.

Note: The U.S. Life-Saving Service was the forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Type: True stories

Time and Region: 1904, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Grades: 8-12

Cast: 7 men

Performance Time: 10 minutes

For more information on the amazing U.S. Life-Saving Service, see my unit study: Exploring the U.S. Life-Saving Service 1878-1915: 17 Student Workshops with 120 Activities.


Rebecca Locklear

Drama, History, Music, English teacher


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