Adapted from the graphic novel by Oscar nominated Hollywood screenwriter Tab Murphy, the school play presents an opportunity for students to bring history to life. Written with Grade 7 age students and above in mind, the play features the characters from the graphic novel, the Loxleys and the historical figures involved in key events from the war. It offers a great way to help students immerse themselves in this important chapter in Canadian history and also involve their local community in recreating the Canada of 200 years ago.
Aaron sets his fiddle down and starts to walk away.
Eliza: Aaron! Where are you going?
Aaron: To pack my belongings. I’m off to fight the Americans.
Eliza: Aaron Loxley! You lost your own father in a war. Will you put your children through the same misery?
Aaron: I do not want to fight, Eliza. But sometimes a man must fight for what he believes in. I believe in this family. And I believe in this land. And that is why I must go.
Matthew: It is absurd! How can you even think of fighting our neighbors across the Niagara? We trade with them each week. They are our friends!
William: Is Matthew not right, father? What difference does it make whether we are ruled by a King or a President? We farm the land, whoever rules us.
Aaron: The land we farm is our land. Canadian
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