Welcome to PlymouthRock.org! Where Plymouth Rock comes to life!
Here in Plymouth, MA we’re celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Landing of the Mayflower. At PlymouthRock.org we recognize the problems schools are facing this year with the pandemic. We’re are doing our part to help by offering huge discounts on our products and offering this online version of our early American elementary Play “Rockin’ The Secrets of Plymouth Rock”. The online version can be rehearsed during a Zoom classroom meeting. The accompaniment is performed by 28 students from 6 Plymouth, MA elementary schools; Cold Spring, Nathaniel Morton, West, South, Federal Furnace, and Hedge!
During a zoom meeting, students simply open a new browser window to display this page. Teachers can delegate character roles to students.
The Zoom Classroom
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The Rules in Brief
1. Do NOT photocopy, scan, or otherwise duplicate any part of the Play.
2. Do NOT alter the text of the Play, change a character’s gender, delete any dialogue, cut any music, or alter any objectionable language, unless explicitly authorized by PlymouthRock.org.
3. DO provide the required credit to the author(s) and the required attribution to PlymouthRock.org in all programs and promotional literature associated with any performance of this Play.
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Cast Of Characters
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Rockin’ The Secrets of Plymouth Rock A Narrative by Tyler Ferreira Based on the Storybook The Secrets of Plymouth Rock by Diane L. Finn And Music by Candido Bretto
INT. CLASSROOM - DAY Elementary students talk in groups as the teacher shuffles through papers at her desk. One student sits alone. The BELL SOUNDS. TEACHER Alrighty everyone, to your seats please. I have a special lesson planned for today based on the history that took place in this very town! The students settle in at their desks. TEACHER (CONT’D) Before we begin, I’d like to welcome our new student, Abigail. The class turns to the student who was sitting alone. TEACHER (CONT’D) Abigail’s family just moved back to Plymouth from Florida. Let’s make her feel at home, can we say hello? CLASS Hi Abigail. ABBY Umm, actually everyone just calls me Abby. CLASS Hi Abby. TEACHER Alrighty, now let’s get to it. Today we’re gonna learn about Plymouth Rock and the history that took place in our own backyard. WILL You mean the rock in the cage downtown? TEACHER Hey, Will, let’s try raising our hand next time before asking a question, ok? But yes, I’m talking about the rock on the waterfront, and it’s not in a cage. It’s a monument. Have you all visited the rock before? Most of the students nod. TEACHER (CONT’D) Do you all know the story behind the Plymouth Rock? Fewer students nod. TEACHER (CONT’D) Well, it’s ok if you don’t, because we’re all going on a
field trip to visit the rock! EXT. PLYMOUTH ROCK - DAY The class gathers around their teacher and the group looks down at Plymouth Rock. TEACHER So, I’m sure you’ve all been here before, but would you believe this big rock hasn’t always been in this spot? STUDENT 1 It hasn’t? How can a rock move? TEACHER We’ll get to that. First, we have to look back into history for the answer.