California Gold Rush: A Reader's Theater Script

Another Reader’s Theater Script in my Ms. Bie Ografee series!

Students will learn lots of information about the California Gold Rush with this play, A Visit with Murdoch McLeary, A Gold Prospector during the California Gold Rush.

There are 9 audience questioners supplying information and asking questions of Ms Bie Ografee’s guest. There is a Did You Know? fun facts section about the time, comprehension questions, a teacher page with extension activities, additional links of interest and the key.

Great as an introduction to this time period, as an enrichment or review activity or just as a fun/informative play to do with your students on a Friday or before a vacation.

Check out my other plays in the Ms. Bie Ografee’s Talk Show Series: Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Sacagawea, Sequoia, Elizabeth Blackwell, Abraham Lincoln, Michelangelo, DaVinci, Tuskegee Airmen, Susan B. Anthony, William Shakespeare, Love Brewster(one of the Pilgrims on the Mayflower), interview with McSean, a leprechaun, interview with Sarsaparilla,a groundhog.More to be added…

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Created: Feb 20, 2016

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