Teachers!! Here’s the perfect “pilgrims play” for the online classroom, distance-learning, or face-to-face classroom environment. It takes place in a Plymouth elementary school classroom. It’s based on Diane L. Finn’s “The Secrets of Plymouth Rock” and Candido Bretto’s “Rockin’ The Secrets of Plymouth Rock” and written by Duxbury’s own Tyler Ferreira. Add the Karaoke Movie and sing-along with the words to the songs highlighted in perfect time. Below are the first 3 pages of our pilgrims play to wet your whistle. Prices are discounted due to the pandemic. Buy Now!
Rockin’ The Secrets of Plymouth Rock Script by Tyler Ferreira Based on the Book by Diane Finn Songs 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.
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.
Before we begin, I’d like to welcome our new student, Abigail. The class turns to the student who was sitting alone. Abigail’s family just moved back to Plymouth from Florida. Let’s make her feel at home, can we say hello?
Umm, actually everyone just calls me Abby.
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.
You mean the rock in the cage downtown?
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.
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.
So, I’m sure you’ve all been here before, but would you believe this big rock hasn’t always been in this spot?
It hasn’t? How can a rock move?
We’ll get to that. First, we have to look back into history for the answer.
Song #1: Secrets To Tell
Whoa, did the rock just talk?
No, I just sang.
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Diane L. Finn's storybook "The Secrets of Plymouth Rock" is available on her website TheSecretsOfPlymouthRock.com