Why use readers’ theater in history classes? The format gives students a sense of involvement with the human dramas that make up history. The 12 scripts are based on historic events and are accompanied by background information, extension activities (including literature connections), and discussion questions. Topics: The Travels of Marco Polo; The Black Death; The Italian Renaissance; The Conquistadores; Elizabeth I and the Elizabethen Age; Isaac Newton; The French Revolution; The French Impressionists; The Russian Revolution and more. Copyright 2008, 112 pages, reproducible, softbound, grades 5-8.