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Why use Readers' Theater in history classes? The format gives students a sense of involvement with the human dramas that make up history. Performers can relate to the tension of a young married couple escaping from slavery to freedom. They can imagine the fear of wading through the water at Omaha Beach as they confront the Axis powers. They can visualize Hugh Glass crawling across rocks and cactus on his 100 mile journey to safety. Each of 15 scripts is accompanied by background information, extension activities (including literature connections), and discussion questions.
Reviewed By: Jennifer (NC)
I bought this to use with my Readers Theater class(middle school 6-8th) and I love it! I have told all of my middle and elementary upper grade teachers about it. This is a great product that aligns to CCSS.