Living News is an interactive performance that dramatizes current controversial issues. The piece modernizes the Constitution, focusing on the controversial issues we face today through the stories of ordinary people. Living News introduces a variety of constitutional issues and questions, encouraging students to think about where they stand.
Excerpted from the performance and optimized for classroom use, these video clips and discussion questions have been created to allow educators to preface or continue conversations around the content of Living News.
Living News Classroom Teaching Materials
Below is a link to lessons that provide innovative ways of connecting students to the Constitution through current events and original source materials. By exploring theatre techniques such as writing, improvisation, and storytelling, these Living News classroom teaching materials can help educators breathe new life in to civic education. Teachers of all subjects and grade levels are encouraged to apply these approaches even without attending a Living News performance. No experience with theatre or drama instruction is necessary.
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