Siezed by an intriguing idea. Could radio drama be used in the classroom to make learning more meaningful and fun? With a low-power FM transmitter Joe and Paula McHugh visited schools and directed groups of students as they performed radio dramas complete with sound effects. These performances were than broadcast throughout the school. In doing this the McHugh's had a great time and learned a lot about how to write radio plays that actually worked with young people. Each Raven Radio Theater script comes complete with casting directions, detailed instructions for finding and/or making the necessary mechanical sound effects, a full set of sound effects cue cards, and an audio CD with music and background sounds customized for each play. Most of the plays can be performed by twenty to thirty-five students as readers theater, readers theater with sound effects, school assemblies or recorded. These Raven Radio Theater recordings have been enjoyed by students and their families and even broadcast on a local radio stations.
This is a “how-to” on radio theater production in the classroom. Topics include casting a play, understanding radio drama direction, suggestions on rehearsing your students for a successful play, understanding sound effects, how to use “Get Ready” cue cards, and learning about the pre-recorded music and sound effects CD that comes with each play.
Each Script Includes:
•Music and Sound Effects CD
•Sound Effects Instructions
•Sound Effects Cue Cards
•Easy to Follow Script (average play runs 30-45min.)
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Off to California
This historical radio drama tells the compelling story of the Morrison family of Missouri, who make the dangerous overland journey by covered wagon to California.
The Black Knight
An allegorical tale about a King and his three sons. A mysterious knight appears to challenge the knights of the realm to mortal combat. At last the King himself rides forth, but after a long and furious battle he is overcome and must give his three sons . . .
California Campfire Tales
A young journalist traveling in the mountains of California in 1893 has the good fortune to meet Professor Phibias T. Quakenbush, purveyor of medicines and exciting tales of California's gold rush days. . .
“Talkin’ Tobacco” begins with the television news show Face the Press interviewing Mr. Tobacco, a tobacco plant, to discuss a number of aspects of tobacco-use by humans. . .
A Giant Dental Dilemma
All is not well in Calendia. The kingdom’s resident giant, Morag, once an easy going and affable old behemoth, has suddenly grown troublesome. Luckily, there arrives in the kingdom a vacationing dental hygienist . . .
Adventures of Rex and Tippy
Welcome to the Tobacco Carnival
Rex and Tippy, two canine friends out chasing kids on bicycles, realize that Tippy can’t keep up like he used to. A visit to the doctor shows that there are brown spots on his lungs. “Welcome to the Tobacco Carnival” is about taking your chances on the tobacco wheel of fortune.
The Morningstar of Liberty
John Peter Zenger 1697-1746
Set in New York City in 1735, this play tells the story of the German-born printer, John Peter Zenger and his wife Anna, and their heroic struggle through their newspaper to expose the corrupt practices of the colonial governor . . .
The Story of Mumbet
Elizabeth Freeman 1744-1829
Mumbet was a slave living in western Massachusetts in the years leading up to the American Revolution. While serving refreshments to members of a committee to craft a document of protest to be sent to the King of England, she overheard words . . .
The Remarkable Miss Barton
Clara Barton 1821-1912
Told in her own words, this play focuses on the early years of the fascinating life of Clara Barton. Beginning with her childhood in New England, the play goes on to tell of her fight to establish the first public school . . .
Seven Miles to Freedom
Robert Smalls - 1839-1915
This play tells the story of Robert Smalls, a slave in Charleston, South Carolina, who dreams of becoming a free man while struggling to earn enough money to buy his wife and child’s freedom. . .
A Vision for Children
Lewis Hine - 1874-1940
This play tells the story of an exceptional photographer, who, in the early 1900s, took his camera into the coal mines, glass factories, spinning mills, cotton fields, and oyster canneries of America to expose the widespread abuses of child labor.
Leo Hart and the Weedpatch School 1897-1989
This story takes place during the Great Depression and focuses on the lives of the “dust bowl” immigrants who came to California seeking a better life, but who found instead harsh treatment and poverty wages.
A School for Iqbal
Based on the true story of Iqbal Misah, a boy from Pakistan whose family, deeply in debt, was forced to sell their youngest son into slavery in a carpet factory.
This play follows the journey of a young man from Japan to America to tell the little-known story of the Japanese-Mexican Labor Assoc. and its fight for fair wages and better working conditions in the sugar beet fields of Southern California in 1903.
The Noisy Night Visitors
is a wonderful play to perform with beginning readers. A mother and her four children decide to leave the city and build a house in the country. The children decide they would like animals on their new farm, but what to do with them when a terrible storm comes.