The Founding Fathers Script-Story Collection
Every American student should learn about the deeds of the brave men and women who helped the United States of America become a reality--men and women like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, John Adams, Abigail Adams, and George Washington. Yet history can become drudgery if not handled correctly. This collection of three script-stories dramatizes important literature and events from the Revolutionary Era in an effort to make it more engaging!
- The Adventures of Benjamin Franklin Almost from the time of its publication Franklin's life-story has been required reading for school children. This script-story dramatizes Franklin's early life and emphasizes the freedom of the press. Many students will relate to Franklin's struggles against his older brother and his desire to assert his independence. The script draws a parallel between Franklin's journey to freedom and the journey that his beloved country would soon take.
- Paul Revere's Midnight Ride This script-story dramatizes the events in Boston leading up to the first battles of the American Revolution. Told through the viewpoint of Paul Revere, a young man who joins the struggle for American freedom, this action-packed story will bring American history to life for your students. Other important players are emphasized as well: John Adams, John Hancock, Samuel Adams, and Crispus Attucks, the first man to die in the cause of American freedom. Sons of Liberty meetings, the Boston Massacre, and the Boston Tea Party feature in the script, whose climax is Revere's famous midnight ride.
- The Founding Fathers Need a humorous way to teach your students about the men and women who helped create America? This script-story pits the Founding Fathers against one another in a humorous back-and-forth. In spite of the script's humorous tone, all of the information presented is educational and accurate. The cast list includes Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Thomas Paine, Patrick Henry, George Washington, Abigail Adams, and James Madison. These commentators discuss the Revolutionary War, Washington's winter at Valley Forge, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the issues of freeing the slaves and women's rights, and the ratifying of the Constitution.
This 42-page digital download will allow you to print the scripts directly from your computer. Included with each script is a 2-page teacher guide that includes relevant background information, script summary, connections, essential questions, teachable terms, recall questions, and discussion questions.