History Scripts, Grades K—2

Make history come alive for your students with Readers Theater scripts.  Choose fiction or non-fiction trustworthy scripts from our growing buffet for teachers. Many of our scripts use primary source materials referenced in the annotated curriculum links.  Most of the historical scripts are currently related to the United States since that's where most of our paying members reside.  (Our members outside of the U.S. have not requested scripts related to their nations...yet!  :)  )  If you're a member of our Script Buffet Club you may suggest future script ideas. 

NOTE:  For more historical scripts see our Biographies and Patriotic sections.

Click on a Readers Theater script title below to read an excerpt from the script and to access the printable PDF (complete with annotated curriculum links for easy lesson plans).

IMPORTANT:  Most of our scripts are available to our paying Script Buffet Club members only.  Each one pays a little and reaps a lot.  :)

R = Readability grade level (based on Flesch-Kincaide Readability Formula)

Gold Star 2     Gold Star 2     Gold Star 2 

"In This Category" is a bulleted directory, organized alphabetically. 

Below the bulleted directory are summaries for all of our History scripts in grades K–2 in order of publication, most recent first.

Script Buffet Star =  exclusive for paying Script Buffet Club members

Note: To see the rest of the summaries, click "more articles >>" at the bottom of each page.

In This Category

Recent articles

  Harriet Tubman, Alias Moses: The Swamp Mystery (Simplified) (R = 2.1)
  Squanto's Squash (Simplified with Group/Audience Participation and Short Version) (R=2.6)
  The Great Race (R=.8-1.8, think K-1)
  Togo–Sled Dog Hero, A True Story (Part 1–Simplified) (R=3.1, 2.2 without "Narrator")
  Togo–Sled Dog Hero, A True Story (Part 2–Simplified) (R=3.5, 2.3 without "Narrator")
  Togo–Sled Dog Hero, a True Story (Part 3–Simplified) (R=3.2, 2.3 without "Narrator")
  Togo Tales–From Pup to Hero (R = 1.2)
  Dusty's Sled Dog Race (R = 0.7)
  Dusty and the Junior Iditarod (Simplified–Part 2) R = 3.2
  Squanto's Squash (R=4.5) (Group Participation and Short Versions)
  Ben Franklin–The Be Better Plan (Part 1) (R = 3.1 & 1.9))
  Ben Franklin–The Be Better Plan (Part 2) (R = 3.4)