As important as many current legal issues are, information in the media can be confusing and misleading. REAL Drama uses short plays to present current controversial legal issues.
The first REAL Drama curriculum and play focuses on immigration. The play involves the common occurrence of a family of mixed status involved in the legal process. To prepare for the play, students study the history of U.S. immigration law, the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of Justice and Homeland Security. The second REAL Drama focuses on Privacy Law. In Clark County we are fortunate to be able to provide live performances with a cast of students from the Las Vegas Academy. In other school districts, students in the classes do the acting. Plays are also available for teachers on DVD, courtesy of Vegas PBS.
From a High School Teacher:
“The play really helped them understand the process AND cleared up many misconceptions they had about immigration. Honestly, as a teacher, I learned a lot about immigration as well and I have heard this from every teacher that has attended it in the past. The students were able to see a perspective different from their own and for several of my students, they are facing the same challenges or could so this was essential that my students experience this. Personally, I think all government classes should attend. Overall, I loved it, my students loved it, and I will take my classes every year.”
Project REAL educates K-12 students about the principles of democracy, law and the responsibilities of citizenship.
Bringing law and civic education back to Nevada’s classrooms, we offer a variety of programs. Find out more on our program pages.
All programs are provided to schools at no cost.