Podcasts for Black History Month

Martin_Luther_King_Jr_Public Domain_NYWTSConsider producing one of Mack’s African-American history plays as podcasts for Black History Month. Mrs. Merenda’s class in Maine produced two podcasts in 2011. You can listen to their performances of Box Brown’s Freedom Crate and Mack’s play from MLK’s childhood entitled I Have a Dream simply by clicking on the title. Both plays originally appeared in Scholastic’s Storyworks magazine. If you like more information about how to create a podcast with your students, take a look at this Youtube video. All of Mack’s plays are written with both the classroom and the stage in mind, so they make excellent podcasts. Visit Mack’s storefront at TeachersPayTeachers for a wide variety of reader’s theater selections.

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