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Under the Freedom Tree: A Readers Theater
Susan VanHecke's Under the Freedom Tree is transformed into a 12-part readers theatre script appropriate for a performance by upper-elementary classes.
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- While other class members are creating the Emancipation Oak tree, have actors fashion a hat that identifies their role
- Consider concluding the exercise with the whole class singing an emancipation song like "Swing Low Sweet Chariot" or "Go Down Moses"
- Included in the packet are tips for getting started, background for the story, and the complete script
- A link to an educator's guide is provided
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