The Battle of San Jacinto has been called "one of the most decisive battles in the history of the world." Read about how a small Texas army defeated General Santa Anna's forces and gained independence for Texas. Ten reading parts and five
The oil boom has made an impact on the Lone Star State—and the world—for more than a century. This play for 11 readers explores how some of the key players brought the oil boom to Texas more than 120 years ago and changed the state’s economy ever
A readers theater play for up to 25 readers. Mr. Johnson's Texas history class visits the (fictional) Valley of the Caddo Museum in Paris, Texas to learn about native Texan tribes and their ways of life.
Why were the slaves in Texas freed months after the end of the Civil War? How did this freedom affect their current lives as well as their hopes and dreams? This readers theater play engages students as they experience the turmoil and excitement
This play for 13 readers explores the Texas Rangers’ beginnings, their most colorful characters, and why they became one of the most famous law enforcement agencies in the world. Includes illustrations.
Two of the three presidents to serve the Republic of Texas were like night and day. Whereas President Houston used caution, President Lamar took action, regardless of the cost. Texas’ greatest political rivalry paved the way for annexation,
After winning independence from Spain, Mexico soon faced a challenge from Texas, one of its northern territories. Many of the new arrivals to Texas were from the United States, and still owed allegiance to their original homeland. In this play, find
Learn how the Mexican army brutally killed Texan rebels at Goliad--and infuriated the colonists against General Santa Anna. An interactive and entertaining readers theater play for 14 readers. Four illustrations.
Remember Goliad by Lisa Tang is
Retreat! General Houston’s tactic for defeating Santa Anna’s army was to withdraw his troops? Yes, and many Texans, losing confidence in the army’s ability to defend them, evacuated their homesteads, bringing their families and livestock with them.
Davy Crockett uses his Kentucky long rifle to fight Mexican soldiers in hand-to-hand combat at the Battle of the Alamo in 1836.
Davy Crockett at the Alamo by Lisa Tang is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Refusing to give up hope, the defenders of the Alamo wait months for reinforcements, but Santa Anna's army surrounds them and crushes their resistance. This play is a portrayal of the exciting events at the Battle of the Alamo.