I love using this Readers Theatre Script and accompanying resources in the classroom to bring to life theatre and Social Studies/ ELA! The script integrates key information about the precursors to the American Revolutionary War with reading strategies and theatre. This short and drama-filled script is memorable, fun and will have your students remembering this important moment in history for years to come! *It is designed to be worked on in flexible small groups of 5-8 students. This activity makes a great Literacy Center! (Appropriate for 4th- 8th grade students)
Also included in this download are: 1) Readers Theatre Teaching Tips 2) Student Performance Checklist/ Rubric 3) Teacher Notes & Extension Ideas to incorporate grade level writing skills and visual arts into the learning.
Summary of the Play:
It is colonial time on the night the Boston Tea Party was set to happen. We see a family dinner unfolding dramatically because the family members are very much divided. Some of the family members identify as being loyalists while other members are Sons of Liberty. The scene is drama-filled with debating and arguing over whether or not to go through with the plans for the Boston Tea Party. The scene is jam-pack full of emotion, social studies American Revolutionary War vocabulary, and patriotic rage!