The Right Thing To Do (American Civil Rights)

KS2 / P5-7
Play In A Day

This Play in a Day about American Civil Rights is for up to 30 KS2 or 3 pupils. The pupils will work with a facilitator throughout the day and have the opportunity to share a short performance to an audience of their choice at the end of the day.

Life is tough in the playground. The boys won't let the girls join in their game. Luckily a brave teacher gets involved, and explains that you shouldn't judge people because they are different to you, whether it's by their gender, or even the colour of their skin. Perhaps these pupils need to learn about the greatest fight for equality in recent history: The American Civil Rights Movement.

The topical issues covered include, slavery, the US Civil War, the Jim Crow Laws, Brown vs Board of Education, Rosa Parks, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech, and finally the passing of equality acts in the mid 60's.

"Both the sessions were absolutely fantastic. Fay and Sinead were so enthusiastic and encouraging of the children who thoroughly enjoyed their experience. To have a new script written especially for us was incredible service and included all the aspects I’d suggested despite being quite a complex topic to cover."
Monteney Primary School, Sheffield

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