• Gold, What A Rush

Grades: 2-6


Running Time: 30 minutes


About: Gold, What a Rush! tells the story of California's Gold Rush through comedy and country music! All the major players are here -- Sutter, Marshall, the merchants, miners, Argonauts, Native Americans, and Overland Travelers.


Topics covered: how gold was discovered, how it is mined, the effects of the Gold Rush on all the above-mentioned people as well as on the state of California


Kit includes: PDF Script, Performance & Accompaniment Music




This musical correlates with national/state standards in both a core content area, such as Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, or Science, as well as a Performing Arts area, such as Music or Theater. The songs of the play can also be used as a fun, informative teaching tool, without staging an actual production.


In addition to state Social Studies / History standards, this play addresses Common Core standards, such as using evidence to support statements and inferences, and relating ideas to a theme.

Read the FULL Script Online - click here!

CCSS

CCRA.L.6

Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

CCSS

CCRA.L.1

Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

CCSS

CCRA.SL.6

Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.

CCSS

CCRA.SL.4

Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS

CCRA.R.7

Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

CCSS

CCRA.R.5

Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.

CCSS

CCRA.R.4

Interpret words and phrases as they are used in a text, including determining technical, connotative, and figurative meanings, and analyze how specific word choices shape meaning or tone.

CCSS

SL.3.1

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

CCSS

RF.5.4c

Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

CCSS

RF.5.4b

Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

CCSS

RF.5.4a

Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

CCSS

RF.5.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

CCSS

RF.5.3a

Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

CCSS

RF.5.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

CCSS

RF.4.4c

Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

CCSS

RF.4.4b

Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

CCSS

RF.4.4a

Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

CCSS

RF.4.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

CCSS

RF.4.3a

Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

CCSS

RF.4.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

CCSS

RF.3.4b

Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

CCSS

RF.3.4a

Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

CCSS

RF.3.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

CCSS

RF.3.3d

Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.

CCSS

RF.3.3c

Decode multisyllable words.

CCSS

RF.3.3a

Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.

CCSS

RF.3.3

Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

CCSS

RL.3.3

Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Casting
Cast List:
  • J.P. JELULU
  • JAMES MARSHALL
  • JOHN SUTTER
  • SAM BRANNAN
  • TRAVELERS 8
  • MERCHANTS 7
  • MINERS 6
  • OVERLANDERS 7
  • ARGONAUTS 6
  • NATIVE AMERICANS 4
  • Note: Not all roles must be filled. Some roles require quick, simple costume change(i.e. taking off a hat and coat) for the actor to play another role in a different scene. The teacher may combine or separate other roles as well.

    Gold, What A Rush

    • $25.00



    Tags: CoreDramatics