Trees: A Joy Forever

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This Arbor Day, put on a show! A three-scene play follows a boy and girl that run into Arbor Day founder, J. Sterling Morton. Morton describes how the holiday came to be and discovers how his hard work has grown into a national celebration. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite other classes to see the performance 
  • Depending on the size of your class, divide the class into groups and have them perform several shows so that all pupils get a chance to act 
  • For those that don't want to be center stage offer them a position in charge of costumes or setting 
Classroom Considerations

  • Arbor Day takes place on the last Friday of April
  • There are 14 roles to fill 
  • The time listed reflects the duration of the play—it may vary when you include practice time
Pros

  • The play offers a creative way of learning the past
  • Each scene comes with a description that includes the time, setting, and costumes 
Cons

  • None
NGSS