PLAYS OF AMERICA IN THE 1800s
Classroom Plays for Social Studies, American History
* Written by L.E. McCullough, Ph.D.
* ISBN: 1-56472-242-2
* Retail List Price: $17.00 (check online retailers for other prices)
Experience the growth of a young nation!
Plays of America in the 1800s are interactive learning aids designed to make history and cultural study come alive for your students. These plays are foundations and stepping-off points for further research and learning by your students. Though each play script is self-contained and based on actual curriculum material, the format allows for additional information teachers might wish to insert.
1. The Lewis and Clark Expedition: Leading America West. The Shoshone woman, Sacajawea, guides the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Pacific Ocean.
2. In Defense of Fort McHenry: The Story of America’s National Anthem. During the early morning hours of September 14, 1814, while watching the British bombard Baltimore, Francis Scott Key writes the poem that becomes known as The Star-Spangled Banner, our national anthem.
3. The Cherokee Trail of Tears. 16,000 members of the Cherokee Nation are forcibly removed from their homes in Georgia and forced to walk to a reservation in Oklahoma during the brutal winter of 1838-39.
4. The Underground Railroad: Next Stop, Canada! In 1858, Abolitionists in Oberlin, Ohio, helping runaway slaves escape to Canada along the Underground Railroad are put on trial for violating the Fugitive Slave Act.