15 Short Plays for the Classroom
By Liza Charlesworth
A rich collection of reproducible plays, each focusing on an inspiring African-American: Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr., Shirley Chisholm, Alvin Ailey, and more. These plays are great for classroom read-alouds or full-class dramatic productions. Includes biographical information, quotations, and meaningful questions to spark discussion and writing about these remarkable Americans! 136 pages.
Common Core Alignments:
Each play includes a complete Teacher’s Guide; this section opens with a few select quotes by the featured African American. A mini-biography follows; it provides added information about the individual’s life to share with students either before or after the play is presented. Read All About Him/Her is a bibliography containing age-appropriate, easy-to-find titles that will enable children to learn more about these remarkable men and women. The guide culminates in a group of activities designed to strengthen students’ thinking, oral, writing, and research skills. Whenever possible, encourage students to work cooperatively on these projects, and to share their work with the rest of the class!