This script on THE FOUR MOVEMENTS OF CHANGE IN AMERICAN HISTORY involves students in reading and reviewing four movements that transformed U.S. history: The Labor Movement, the Health and Safety Movement, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Women’s Movement. There is an introductory script and a concluding script in this set. Each of the scripts about the separate movements of change may be performed separately. Each script incorporates humor and contemporary language and references. It’s part of a collection in my book CURRICULUM-BASED READERS THEATRE SCRIPTS: SOCIAL STUDIES.
This script is written for solo speakers with many parts for ALL so that teachers can use it with a whole class. Reading and rehearsing the script reinforces information about four movements that brought about significant changes in history while also increasing reading fluency and engaging students in a dramatic approach to learning facts. Students enjoy creating and performing gestures and sound effects where indicated in the stage directions. And—because it is a script—they do not mind reading and re-reading the information. This Curriculum-Based Readers Theatre script is one of many I have created with students and teachers across the United States.
Note: You may want to access the free copy of “Curriculum-Based Readers Theatre: A Guide to the Classroom Use of this Strategy” for some additional information. It’s available within my TPT store.