This participatory approach actively engages students in their own American history education. Arranged chronologically, these 24 readers theatre scripts put students in roles of selected historical figures, giving them a "you are there" perspective on the unfolding of critical milestones, memorable circumstances, and colorful venues that have shaped the American experience. Students can travel with a determined family along the Oregon Trail or to the moon with Neil Armstrong. Other opportunities to make history come alive include scripts having students work alongside Father Junipero Serra at Mission San Juan Capistrano and stand alongside Thomas Jefferson as he drafts the Declaration of Independence. Activity ideas and learning extensions follow each script.Fredericks, Anthony D. is the author of 'Readers Theatre for American History' with ISBN 9781563088605 and ISBN 1563088606.