Teaching the Constitution Through Theater

Teaching the Constitution Through Theater

Partnership Between StoryWorks and USCHS

The U.S. Capitol Historical Society is excited to partner with StoryWorks Theater for Civics Learning Week to teach the Constitution through theater in order to foster a deeper understanding of the U.S. Constitution through inclusive and transformative educational experiences. On March 6 and 8, join StoryWorks Theater’s Jenna Welch, Aallyah Wright and Rebecca Welch Weigel for a brief introduction of two virtual plays, Beautiful Agitators and Now’s The Time, and corresponding curriculum.

Beautiful Agitators (Virtual)
March 6, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Now’s The Time (Virtual)
March 8, from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST

StoryWorks is committed to developing content related to civic engagement, justice, agency, equity, diversity, and constructive discourse. The plays developed through this program engage students in inquiry-based and experiential learning to inspire them to ask complex questions about the historical underpinnings behind contemporary issues. This approach gives students a more intimate and immersive experience as they witness the events unfold.

These plays and corresponding teacher materials are also available for free through the Society’s We the People Constitution Hub. The Hub is a public digital collection of curated Civics and History resources to help students and educators gain a deeper knowledge of their civic rights and responsibilities, as well as the history and practical implementation of the Constitution.