Dolores Valdez de Pong
Bring history to life through these three children's plays, produced by Dolores Valdez de Pong for the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. The plays include imaginative costumes, music and props. They are ideal for grades 4 and below.
21 CHARACTERS: Narrator #1, Narrator #2, Grandma, Michael, Miquela, Young Juan Bautista de Anza, Adult Juan Bautista de Anza, Señor Gonzales, Señora Gonzales, Soldier #1, Soldier #2, Soldier #3, Muleteer #1, Muleteer #2, Mule #1, Mule #2, Mestizo, Mulatto, Padre Font, Indian #1, Indian #2
13 CHARACTERS: Narrator #1, Narrator #2, Señora Anza, Juan Bautista de Anza, Pablo, Carmen, Padre Font, Soldier, Chief Palma, Muleteer, Mule, Woman, María (young girl)
SCRIPT: Download Script, Prop List, and Historical Background (300kb)
Play III: Lisa's Talking History Book
14 CHARACTERS: Narrator, Lisa, Lady Chocolate, Mr. Shovel, Watermelon Gal, First Ribbon, Second Ribbon, Third Ribbon, First Glass Bead, Second Glass Bead, Third Glass Bead, Quadrant, Psaltry, Meticulous Journal
Did You Know?
In 1774, Spaniard Juan Bautista de Anza met Chief Palma of the Quechan (pronounced khet-chan) tribe and they became friends. When Anza returned a year later with more than 240 settlers bound for California, Palma gave Anza 6000 watermelons. The Quechan people still grow these watermelons today. More...