<html> <head> <title> "A New World for Columbus" Play Script </title> <META content="The Christopher Columbus Play Script is the story of explorer Columbus' discovery of America designed for a fully staged production." name=description> <META content="Christopher Columbus play script, A New World for Columbus Play Script- the story of explorer Christopher Columbus' discovery of America for full production, the christopher columbus story as short funny skits scripts, famous explorers, download play scripts, kids play scripts, plays for elementary school and junior high school and middle school and high school students" name=keywords> <META content=index,follow name=robots> <META content="Education&#6;" name=classification> </head> <!--This script gives the background and text parameters for the downloadable christopher columbus play script--> <body text=#000000 size=4 vLink=#ff0000 aLink=#ff9900 link=#ff0000 bgColor=#ffffff> <!--End of Script--> <!--This script sets flexible margins for the downloadable christopher columbus play script--> <style type="text/css"> body { margin-left: 10%; margin-right: 10%; }</style> <!--End of Script--> <!--christopher columbus play scriptcover--> <img src="http://www.creativeeducationalsystems.com/web_imgs/NewWorld-259.jpg" width="200" height="259" border="1" alt="downloadable christopher columbus play script" align="left"> <table> <tr> <td width="75%"> <b> <h1> <center> We take the <i><b>hassle</b></i> out of doing a play. <font color="#ff0000"> <ul> <li>Easy to get! <br> <li>Easy to edit! <br> <li>Easy to produce!<BR> </ul> </h1> </center> </font></b> </td> <td width="25%" valign="top"> <center> <!--Bookstore logo for downloadable christopher columbus play script--> <IMG width=110 border=0 height=80 src="http://www.creativeeducationalsystems.com/web_imgs/Bookstore logo.jpg"> </center> </td> </tr> <tr> <td width="75%" valign="top"> <center> <font color="#000080" size="6"> <b>"A New World for Columbus"</b> </font> <br> <font size=4 color=#000000>a play script about<br> famous explorer Christopher Columbus</font> </center> </h2> <br><br> <br><br> <center> Let's begin with getting ahold of the script! <br> </center> </td> <!--Script for the Journal of Education on the downloadable christopher columbus play script page--> <td width="25%" bgcolor="#66ccff" valign="top"> <center> <b><font color="#000000"> The most enlightened <br> Journal of Education <br> on the Internet <br> is available FREE! <br> <a href="newsletter.html" target="_blank"> Click here! </a> <br> And for a <br> limited time only <br> get this great <br> FREE BONUS <br> with your subscription: <br> "<i>7 All-Time Favorite Games for the Classroom or Theatre Ensemble." </b></font> </center> <!--End of Script--> </td> </tr> </table> <br> <table> <tr> <td width="35%"> <!--This script creates the endorsement formatting for downloadable christopher columbus play script --> <table border=5 width=100% cellspacing=10 cellpadding=10> <tr> <td bgcolor="#ffffdd" valign="top"> <font color=#ff0000 size=4><b> Testimonial !! <br> <font color=#000088 size=4><i> "I searched the Internet for middle school play scripts and came across your site. 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