It’s readers theater plus history! No memorization, no props, costumes or sets - just students learning to use their imaginations, voices, facial expressions and gestures to bring life to history. An original 12-character play, Sojourner Truth - Some Kind of Woman, introduces students to readers theater. The full-day activity begins with a living history presentation of Sojourner Truth. Then, through a workshop setting, students learn to blend text and theatrical concepts for an imaginative, creative and dramatic reading. The day ends with a staged presentation where students share their learning by bringing an audience into the circle of living history.
Reproducible supplemental materials based on Ohio academic content standards provided.
Reproducible original Play: Sojourner Truth - Some Kind of Woman provided, along with 12 script covers.
1. Give the gift of theater to parents and the school community. A customized residency takes students from auditions, to rehearsals, to production of a drama worthy of red carpet opening night festivities.
2. It's a musical production! Hoffman Trail’s third grade choir took Sojourner Truth - Some Kind of Woman to new heights with a dramatization of Truth’s inspiring and amazing story. Tom Root, music educator, infused songs such as, “No More Auction Block for Me” and “Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around” with vignettes of Truth’s life sojourn. You can do it too!