North America Gets a Theater...Riot: Crash Course Theater #29

Welcome to America! A very entertaining video teaches pupils the history of drama and how it made its way to America. It discusses those that were not pleased with the appearance of theater in the New World and even tells the tale of a riot that broke out due to the controversy.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Study along with the Revolutionary War
  • Give scholars questions to ponder or answer while watching the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Displays a cartoon riot with a dead sheep and skulls

  • Uses humor, pictures, comics, and more to keep viewer attention
  • Includes many historical facts beyond theater 

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