Signature in the Schools: UnResigned Educational Resources
Hello and welcome to Signature in the Schools’ UnResigned!
This world premiere production looks at civics, education and the power of the vote. UnResigned, written by acclaimed theater artist Joe Calarco, looks at the contributions that each of us can make as citizens and what it means to be a citizen.
We invite you to explore the world of UnResigned with your students before and after you see the performance. Each of the sections below provides a full multimedia experience: Articles, lesson plans, images and more! This online guide will help your students dive deeper before, during and after the performance of UnResigned they attend.
At the top of each section, you will find a downloadable article. These are intended for students. Read through them and share the ones you think would benefit your students the most with them! The remainder of the page is intended for teachers. These exercises may be used in many capacities; they do not have to be used in order or in correlation with one another. If there is a resource that particularly pertains to your curriculum, we hope that you will use it as a supplementary activity. The goals listed in the articles and exercises are derived from the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs).
The exercises and articles were created by a team of educators and theatrical professionals.
Joan Cummins and Matt Strote, dramaturgs
Belonging to a community makes us feel safe and powerful. With the power of the vote, many people can do what one person cannot.
Learn more about the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights that empowers the government and its citizens, but also sets limits on that power.
Uncover the process for becoming a participatory member of a political community and its benefits and costs.
Delve into the voting process in the U.S. and the complexities and challenges that arise when it comes to exercising one’s vote.
The roots of American politics spread into several trunks and branches. Step into the lush canopy of these different branches and how to get involved in the science of politics in the U.S.
There are many tricks and tools to turn the tide of an election or influence the passage of a law. Learn about just a few of the many tactics that one can wield when it comes to tinkering with the arena of politics.