Readers Theater Scripts
Declaring independence with the signing of the Declaration of Independence was a difficult first step, as differences needed to be overcome. The next years between declaring and actually gaining independence, would be filled with much hardship, deprivation, and death.
SETTING: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 1776
7 Reading parts: Narrator, Richard Henry Lee, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock,
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson
Number of pages: 8
Performance time: 3-4 minutes