Declaration of Independence Reader's Theatre
- Grade Level:
- Fourth Grade-Fifth Grade
- Language Arts, Social Studies
- Group Size:
- Up to 24
- in the park
- National/State Standards:
- North Carolina ELA Common Core: RF 4.4, RI 4.3, L 4.4, SL 4.1; RF 5.4; RI 5.3; L 5.4; SL5.1
North Carolina Social Studies Essential Standards: 4.H.1.4; 4.H.1.3; 4.H.1.2; 4.C&G1.3; 5.H.1.2; 5.H.2.1; 5.C&G1.3
OverviewDistribute scripts, assign roles, and present the play.
Distribute scripts and assign each role to a student. If time permits, allow students to read over their part before presenting. Then, present the entire play script. After the presentation, ask students how they think King Geore III would have felt when he heard those words? Discuss any unfamiliar vocabulary and the "gist" of the document.