Readers Theatre for Global Explorers
Social studies should never be boring, especially when it comes to recounting the adventures of the world's greatest explorers. From the travels of Leif Eriksson in the first century to the historic accomplishments of astronauts Neil Armstrong and John Glenn, learning about these explorers will fire the imaginations of elementary and middle school students.
||Children's and Young Adult Programs/Readers' Theater
This exciting compilation of readers theatre scripts for the 4th to 8th grade social studies classroom brings history to life via the adventures of explorers across the globe.
Throughout history, powerful kings and queens have sent their emissaries on quests for land and wealth to expand their empires. But what about those emissaries? A man who ventures to sail into uncharted seas, knowing he may never return. A woman who disguises herself and walks into forbidden lands. What gave them the courage and the strength to face many daunting challenges? How did they feel during the worst and best times in their adventures?
Readers Theatre for Global Explorers gives social studies teachers and school librarians a tool to introduce students to the determined men and women who ventured into unknown territory. This collection of short scripts for 4th–8th grade students teaches about explorers, their native cultures, and the lands they found. Just as importantly, they make learning fun.
- 20 scripts and 10 monologues encompass the lives and adventures of 45 groundbreaking explorers on every continent, underneath the sea, and in outer space
- Sections of dialogue taken directly from original documents are noted with quotation marks and sources are provided
- Provides a chronological, historical view of exploration from Leif Eriksson to modern space exploration
- A bibliography includes both primary and secondary resources and indicates which are appropriate for children and young adults
- These readers theatre scripts enable students grade 4–8 to feel the conflict, struggle, and hardship explorers faced, as well as the delight of discovery that motivated them
- Includes scripts about little-known explorers, women, and adventurers throughout the world
- Includes 10 monologues written in the voice of the explorer for use with a single reader
- Dialogue is based on written accounts from authoritative primary sources
- All materials have been reviewed and approved by an experienced teacher