Why use Readers' Theater in history classes? The format gives students a sense of involvement with the human dramas that make up history. Performers can relate to the tension of a young married couple escaping from slavery to freedom. They can get a glimpse of the extraordinary creativity and imagination of Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, and the Impressionist painters, as well as experience tons of other worldy adventures! Each of the15 scripts in each book is accompanied by background information, extension activities (including literature connections), and discussion questions.