Dear Key Communicators,

Thank you for participating in our Winter Lottery. With your help, we continue to expand our reach and bring arts and humanities experiences to more DC students. 

If you didn't get all the trips you wanted - fear not! There are still some trips available next semester. These trips are offered at NO COST to your school, and with transportation provided! Read on below for more information.

We wish you the happiest holiday season. See you next year! 

Merrily yours,
The DC Collaborative Team

Field-Trips Available for Next Semester!

Did you miss getting the trips you wanted in the lottery? There are still several trips that have open availability.  These opportunities are offered at NO COST to your school with transportation provided!

A complete list of these trips is on our website, and also included in this newsletter. You can request a trip through the registration forms below. The DC Collaborative staff will be in touch to confirm registrations as soon as possible.   

Please note : If you do NOT receive a confirmation you will be automatically placed on the waiting list.

Presented by: Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital

Description: Coral reefs around the world are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. Divers, photographers and scientists set out on an ocean adventure to discover why the reefs are disappearing and to reveal the underwater mystery to the world.
Dates: February 28, 2018
Times: 10 AM & 12 noon; 91 minutes film run length  
Length of Event: 2 hours with Film + 30 min Q&A
Location: Lincoln Theater - 1215 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009
Discipline: Feature Documentary Film - Geography, marine sciences/oceans/deep sea diving/underwater filming/

Curriculum Connections: The interdisciplinary lesson plans were developed in collaboration with teachers of different disciplines in hopes that any 6th-8th grade teacher could adapt them for his or her classroom. All curriculum components
encourage students to work in the style of the Chasing Coral team: diving into complex, autonomous research and embarking on a creative expression of the discoveries. While the lessons rely on scientific content and encourage students to employ scientific methodology in their thinking, they also encourage the mastery of more general skills such as observation, evidence-based conjecture, critical thinking, artistic expression, creative writing, collaboration, and reading
comprehension. The lessons are intended to put students in the role of investigator, teacher, or translator, while teachers play the question master or coach.

Grades: 6-12 (screening only);
Grades 6-8 (workshops only)
Ticket capacity: 1150 per screening

(Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Post-Screening Workshop Description TBD (Open to students Grades 6-8)

Post-Screening Workshop Description (Open to students Grades 6-8)
During the "post screening workshop the middle school students will be able to meet filmmakers and enjoy "CHASING CORAL: THE VR EXPERIENCE", a 6-minute adventurous underwater VR experience that follows Zackery Rago (film subject), a passionate scuba diver and researcher, as he documents the unprecedented 2016 coral bleaching event at Lizard Island on the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Australia.

Presented by: The National Museum of Natural History

Description : All Q?rius school programs are led by Museum staff, created for Grades 6-12, aligned to standards, and designed to keep students on task for 60 minutes. Choose from 6 programs that cover a variety of natural history topics, and encourage inquiry and collections based learning. Learn more.
Date: 1/12, 1/24, 2/6, 2/15, 3/7, 3/12, 4/3
Time: 10:15AM and 11:45AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: 10th St and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20560
Discipline: Humanities- Civics/ Social Studies/ History/ Geography, Other- Natural Sciences
Curriculum Connections: History & Geography, Technology, Science
Grades: 6-12
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 70 students per event
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Presented by: The National Museum of American History

DescriptionCome participate in an interactive story time and craft at the National Museum of American History! Through a playful gallery experience led by a museum educator, young children will get to know the faces, places, and stories of our country in engaging and age-appropriate ways. Following the lesson, students can explore Wegman's Wonderplace, our exhibit especially for children ages 0 to 6. Wegmans Wonderplace welcomes curious kids ages 0-6 and their grownups to exercise their imaginations, wiggle their bodies, and explore with their hands.
Dates: 1/25, 1/26, 2/21, 2/22, 3/14, 3/15
Time: 10:15
Length of Event: 75 minutes
Location: 14th St and Constitution Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Discipline: Humanities- Civics/ Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Architecture/ Urban Studies, History & Geography
Grades: PreK-1
Maximum Capacity: 40 per date

Presented by: The National Geographic Society

DescriptionBe amazed by the world's smallest wonders. Biologist turned photographer Anand
Varma shares dramatic, bizarre, and beautiful images to reveal the secret world of the
miniature life around us. Students will see natural history come into microscopic focus,
from a parasitic wasp consuming a caterpillar, to the secret life cycle of a honeybee, and
the lighting-fast behaviors of hummingbirds.
Themes: wildlife, birds, biology, photography, geography
Date: Friday, April 13, 2018
Time: 10:00AM
Length: The show will run about 1 hour (Please allow 1 hour and 30 minutes for
seating and dismissal, more time if your group would like to visit the museum.)
Location: National Geographic, 1145 17 th St NW, Washington DC, 20009
Discipline: Humanities (Civics/Social Studies/History/Geography); Visual Arts /
Photography / Film
Curriculum Connections: Science, Geography, DCPS Framework for Arts
Learning
Grades: 5-8
Ticket Capacity: 200 tickets (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Presented by: The National Geographic Society

DescriptionPhotographer Stephen Wilkes creates iconic day to night images by shooting from one camera angle for up to 30 hours, allowing him to capture dozens of stories within a single photograph. Students will join him on his most recent National Geographic assignments photographing the elegant and mysterious patterns of bird migrations across landscapes in Kenya, Scotland, the Falkland Islands, and the Platte River in Nebraska.
Themes: wildlife, birds, ecosystems, photography, geography
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time: 10:00AM
Length: The show will run about 1 hour (Please allow 1 hour and 30 minutes for
seating and dismissal, more time if your group would like to visit the museum.)
Location: National Geographic, 1145 17 th St NW, Washington DC, 20009
Discipline: Humanities (Civics/Social Studies/History/Geography); Visual Arts /
Photography / Film
Curriculum Connections: Science, Geography, DCPS Framework for Arts
Learning
Grades: 5-8
Ticket Capacity: 200 tickets. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Presented by: The National Geographic Society

Description: Friend of rays, sharks, octopi, and other marine life she's encountered while living
underseas, ocean engineer and aquanaut Grace Young develops technologies that help
us better see and understand the ocean and all that live there. She is currently using artificial intelligence to 3-D model coral reefs and collaborating with NASA. Students will learn why ocean exploration is crucial to preserving life on Earth, as we know it, and how to get involved.
Themes: oceans, STEM, conservation
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Time: 10:00AM
Length: The show will run about 1 hour (Please allow 1 hour and 30 minutes for
seating and dismissal, more time if your group would like to visit the museum.)
Location: National Geographic, 1145 17 th St NW, Washington DC, 20009
Discipline: Humanities (Civics/Social Studies/History/Geography)
Curriculum Connections: Science, Geography, DCPS Framework for Arts
Learning
Grades: 5-8
Ticket Capacity: 200 tickets (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Presented by: The National Geographic Society

DescriptionEvolutionary biologist, epidemiologist, and National Geographic explorer Ryan Carney is using x-rays and alligators to bring dinosaurs back to life. His work explores the evolution of flying dinosaurs, with an emphasis on the Archaeopteryx, the iconic "missing link" between dinosaurs and birds.
Themes: STEM, biology, evolution, birds
Date: Friday, April 20, 2018
Time: 10:00AM
Length: The show will run about 1 hour (Please allow 1 hour and 30 minutes for
seating and dismissal, more time if your group would like to visit the museum.)
Location: National Geographic, 1145 17 th St NW, Washington DC, 20009
Discipline: Humanities (Civics/Social Studies/History/Geography
Curriculum Connections: Science, History/Geography
Grades: 5-8
Ticket Capacity: 200 tickets. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)ups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Presented by: The National Geographic Society

DescriptionFollow in the footsteps of bears and panthers with National Geographic Explorer Carlton Ward Jr. on epic treks to discover wild spaces hidden in the heart of Florida. Students will learn how he's using photography to elevate critical conservation issues while revealing the wonders of a world on the brink of being lost.
Themes: wildlife, conservation, ecosystems, photography, geography  
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: 10:00AM
Length: The show will run about 1 hour (Please allow 1 hour and 30 minutes for
seating and dismissal, more time if your group would like to visit the museum.)
Location: National Geographic, 1145 17 th St NW, Washington DC, 20009
Discipline: Humanities (Civics/Social Studies/History/Geography); Visual Arts /
Photography / Film
Curriculum Connections: Science, Geography, DCPS Framework for Arts
Learning
Grades: 5-8
Ticket Capacity: 200 tickets (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Presented by: The MusicianShip

DescriptionThe MusicianShip's Master Class Series is an interactive music education experience that interweaves exciting performances and age-relevant music crash courses. Our Master Classes feature highly-accomplished musicians and artists who inspire children and the communities in which they live. 
Dates: 2/6/18
Time: 10:00 AM
Length of Event: 1.5 hours
Location: Hard Rock Cafe - 999 E St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Discipline: Music
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, History and Geography, Foreign Language, Math, Diversity
Grades: 5
Ticket capacity: 100 per performance. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Presented by: Perisphere Theatre

DescriptionPerformance of a farce from the 17th century, Tartuffe, which in the Richard Wilbur translation employs witty rhyming couplets and classic characters in his sendup of society's hypocrisies and privileges. Equally resonant for today's audiences, the play shows the con man Tartuffe taking over a household right under the patriarch's nose-unless reason prevails and the family can expose him. Students will attend the performance and participate in a post-show discussion with director, actors, and facilitator.
Date: 1/31/18
Time: 10:00 am
Length of Event: 3 hours
Location: Logan Fringe Trinidad Theatre
1358 Florida Ave NE, Washington DC 20002
Discipline: Theater
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, History & Geography
Grades: 9-12
Ticket capacity: 90 per date. Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget

Presented by: Words Beats & Life

DescriptionFailing With An "A" is a glimpse of the difficulties of attending a predominately white institution as a person of color from the inner city. It explores topics such as survivor's guilt, questioning of religion and faith, and the goodness and evils of what is considered home. In this piece of work, Myriha Burton and Shameaca Moore use poetry, music, motion to tell the truths of so many students of color and different ways to navigate micro aggressions. While their white counterparts move through undergrad boasting their A's on their transcripts, they are miserably failing at this thing called life. These two doesn't want to make the same mistake.

Watch Me Move Watch Me Juke! grabs at ones courage to amplify their own unique Chicago journey. As son, father, educator, change maker and nationally recognized Footworker, Mad Dog's high energy authentically journeys us from his early beginnings in Altgeld Gardens & Roseland to his short lived fame as a Chicago FootworKING, culminating in his reclamation of new found purpose. This work is sure to inspire a new generation of Juke and possibly a few more Footworkers!

Date: 1/22/18, 1/23/18
Time: 10:00 and 12:30
Length of Event: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Location: THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
Discipline: Theatre
Grades: 6th - 12th Grade
Ticket Capacity: 415 per performance. (Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Presented by: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Description"Inside Russia" is a series of short films produced for PBS Newshour that investigate how authors experiment with multiple approaches to examine a larger story on political conflict in Russia. Scheduled to align with the DCPS 6th grade social studies unit on Europe, this screening will use the film to introduce students to the human impacts of political tension in Russia while also modeling how journalists at a broadcast television news network create short segments that balance multiple opinions on a single issue. Immediately after the screening, students will connect directly with journalists Nick Shifrin and Zach Fannin to discuss how the films were researched, constructed and produced. Classes attending this screening will also participate in a pre-screening workshop with Pulitzer Center staff, and post-screening workshop with Fannin and/or Shifrin, to explore visual storytelling skills. Post-screening workshops will result in students creating short videos using the Adobe Premiere Clip telephone app that communicate an underreported story about Russia.
Date: TBD, but tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, 2/13,Thursday 2/15, Tuesday, 3/6 or Thursday, 3/8. Pre- and post-screening workshops will be scheduled with participating teachers
Time: TBD, but tentatively 10:00AM and 1:00PM
Length of Event: 90 minutes
Location: PBS Newshour offices, 3939 Campbell Ave, Arlington, VA 22206
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Civics/Social Studies, History/Geography; Photography, Film
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Philosophy, Architecture/Urban Studies, Technology, Foreign Language, Math, History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity, Science, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning
Grades: 6th-8th
Ticket capacity per performance: 50

Presented by: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Description
Why is it important to slow down and be more observant? What do you learn about a place, and ultimately about the world, by slowing down to a walking pace? Students will explore these questions through the eyes of National Geographic Fellow and Pulitzer Center grantee Paul Salopek, a journalist who embarked on a reporting mission in early 2013 to walk the same 21,000 mile path that modern humans took from Africa to South America over the course of roughly 50,000 years. Paul's goal throughout this project, which is called the "Out of Eden Walk," is to take a slow approach to reporting that allows readers to reflect on how the small things we notice as we walk through the world reveal larger international issues. Over a series of three workshops (assuming this works with the school's schedule), students will analyze photographs, interviews and video from Paul's project to analyze what a "slow approach" to journalism reveals about the world. Students will meet with a professional photojournalist to practice observation and communication skills in preparation for reporting their own "Out of Eden Walk" right here in D.C.
Date: TBD/Flexible, Based upon School Availability
Time: TBD/Flexible
Length of Event: Day 1 (in school) 2.5 hrs, Day 2 (trip): 90 minutes, Day 3 (in school): 2.5 hrs
Location: In-School and at the Pulitzer Center office
1779 Massachusetts Ave, Suite 615 Washington, DC 20036
Discipline: Humanities, Visual Arts/Photography/Film
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Philosophy, Technology, History & Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 6th-8th
Ticket capacity 45 per date.

There is a pre- and post-trip in-school workshop that is offered at no cost in conjunction with the field-trip. Please indicate a few days of the week and time preferences your class is available to have a 2.5 hour in-school workshop

Presented by: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

DescriptionHow do we get our news? What stories do we see and what stories do we miss? How do we build a balanced news diet that includes a diversity of reliable sources covering the world's pressing, underreported global stories? Students will explore these questions as part of a one-day workshop with Pulitzer Center staff that will illuminate students' interest in global news, while also identifying methods for expanding their access to global reporting. Through a series of interactive exercises, students will explore images and text from projects supported by Pulitzer Center on a diversity of global issues. They will deeply engage with at least one project and will work with their classmates to evaluate what they learned. Ultimately, students will work with Pulitzer Center staff to analyze how global issues connect to their local communities, identify a global issue they want to track this school year and analyze ways to bring more diverse news outlets and topics into how they consume media every day. The session will then be followed by a Skype session with a Pulitzer Center journalist selected by the class for a cost of $50.
Date(s): TBD/Flexible In-school Workshops are determined based on a mutually agreeable schedule between the organization and the school. Please indicate your availability on the lottery form.
Time: TBD/Flexible
Length of Event: Day 1 (in school) 2.5 hrs, Day 2 (in school): 2.5 hrs (additional $50 need to book)
Location: In-School Workshop
Discipline: Humanities- Civics/ Social Studies/ History/ Geography
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Technology, History and Geography, Civics/Law, Science
Grades: 4th-12th
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 50 students per workshop

Cost of Workshop: Pulitzer Center has generously donated a limited number of workshops (a $300 value!) at no cost to schools. However, if your school decides to extend the worksop with a second date for the Skpye session, the workshop will cost $50. If your school has the entire $350 budget, please indicate this on the lottery from. We will reach more schools that do not have the budget to pay for the workshop.

Presented by: THEARC

DescriptionMalcolm, Martin, Medgar is a two(2) act play that features the three iconic civil rights leaders Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Medgar Evers making commentary on present day scenarios that impact the African American community such as the lack or flaws in modern day leadership, ways to develop new leaders, as well as their concern for the impact their deaths have left on their families and the African American community. Malaak Shabazz daughter of Malcolm X will appear as the narrator for the production. Q&A to follow the production.
Date: February 22, 2018
Times: 10:30am & 1pm
Length of Event: 60-75 minutes
Location: THEARC Theater
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Philosophy, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 9th-12th Grade
Ticket Capacity: 360 per performance.
(Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Presented by: The Kennedy Center

DescriptionDessa is a 21st-century girl with no shortage of struggles, secrets, and mysteries to solve. From dinosaur bones to hidden memories, the world is filled with buried treasures just waiting to be uncovered. Luckily, thanks to the mysterious appearance of a remarkable friend-the pioneering 19th- century English paleontologist Mary Anning-young Dessa knows just how to excavate them! After a field trip to a museum reveals that Mary Anning's legacy has been buried by history because of her gender and lack of formal education, Dessa decides that she's going to fight to earn her friend the credit she deserves. With help from her once-rival Nilo, Dessa sets to work unearthing the secrets hidden beneath the surface of the past and present-for Mary's history and her own future.
Date: 2/6/18, 2/7/18, 2/8/18, 2/13/18, 2/14/118, 2/15/18
Time: 10:15AM and 12:30PM each day
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Kennedy Center Family Theater
2700 F Street NW
Washington DC 20566
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts, Science
Grades: 5
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 50 per show
 

Presented by: The Kennedy Center

DescriptionThe NSO Young People's Concerts are a part of the Kennedy Center-wide celebration of Leonard Bernstein's 100th birthday. As a part of this yearlong celebration the program honors the creator of Young People's Concerts by featuring his music and the idea that orchestral music can be accessible to everyone. Conductor, Emil de Cou with NSO Assistant Principal 2nd Violinist, Marissa Regni will demystify the music by breaking down the components of each piece through rhythm and melody. The concert includes well-known works by Bernstein, Grieg, and Stravinsky, and also introduces pieces to the students that they might not have experience yet. Special guest Christylez Bacon, DC native beatboxer and multi-instrumentalist will make an appearance, as well. Don't miss this exciting program that shares with students the wonders of music!
Date: 4/26/18, and 5/23/18
Time: 11AM
Length of Event: 50 minutes
Location: Kennedy Center Concert Hall
2700 F Street NW
Washington DC 20566
Discipline: Music/Music Production
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts
Grade: 5

Presented by: The Washington Bach Consort

DescriptionThe future of music is at risk, and only a distant future relative of one of Bach's students can save it. Dr. John Goldberg travels back from the 22nd century to teach children about a precious resource that we have in our time that has gone missing in his: classical music. With a focus on the music of J.S. Bach, this program will teach children about many of the important musical building blocks, and will empower them to change the future of music through their own listening and appreciation.

Dates/Capacity/Location:
2/12/18 @ 10:30 am, (260 tickets) - THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
2/12/18 @ 12:00 pm, (260 tickets) - THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave SE, Washington, DC 20020
2/13/18, 10:30 am, (100 tickets) - Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Rd NW #101, Washington, DC 20009
2/13/18, 12:00 pm, (100 tickets) - Sitar Arts Center, 1700 Kalorama Rd NW #101, Washington, DC 20009
2/14/18, 10:30 am, (260 tickets) - Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
2/14/18, 12:00 pm, (260 tickets) - Atlas Performing Arts Center, 1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts; History and Geography
Grades: 3-5

**Note: Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.

Presented by: The Washington Bach Consort

DescriptionA "wunderkind" is a person who achieves great success at a young age.
Two professional musician-educators from the Washington Bach Consort, "the nation's premiere baroque chorus and orchestra," will visit your school to discuss an upcoming Bach Cantata concert which students are then invited to attend. They'll provide "ear-awakening" tips and explanations of the music's elements which students will hear in the performance. The musicians will continue the discussion and music-making with your 3rd-, 4th-, and 5th-grade students during and after the performance and send you back to school with follow-up materials to reinforce the concert experience.
We strive to spark a deep appreciation for music-especially the music of Bach. What will your students produce after experiencing Bach's music-higher test scores, a newfound appreciation for music and the arts, or a 21st-century Bach revival? We can't wait to see what your "wunderkinder" can accomplish!
Dates: 3/8/18 10 AM, 11:30 AM and 1 PM; 3/9/18 10:15 AM, 12:00 PM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: First Congregational United Church of Christ
945 G Street, NW Washington, DC
Discipline: Music
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts; History and Geography

**Note:  There is an in-school component to this program. The in-school presentation is approximately 45 minutes long and will be offered prior to the program.

Presented by: The Washington Bach Consort

DescriptionThe Washington Bach Consort's newest education program is the Wunderkind Projekt, designed to inspire your music students! (A wunderkind is a person who achieves great success when relatively young.) Professional musician-educators from the Bach Consort will visit your school to discuss an upcoming Noontime Cantata concert which students are then invited to attend. A Consort musician will return to your school a week later to continue the discussion and reinforce the concert experience. What will your wunderkinder accomplish after experiencing Bach's music? Higher test scores? A new found appreciation for the arts? A 21st century Bach Revival?! We strive to create an appreciation of early music that will last a lifetime.
Dates: 3/6/2018, 4/3/2018, 5/1/2018
Time: 11:45 AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: Church of the Epiphany
1317 G Street, NW Washington, DC 20005
Discipline: Music/ Music Production
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts; History and Geography
Grades: 6th-12th

**Note: There is a pre- and post-trip in-school workshop that is offered at no cost in conjunction with the field-trip

Presented by: Imagination Stage

DescriptionMalcolm, Martin, Medgar is a two(2) act play that features the three iconic civil rights leaders Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, and Medgar Evers making commentary on present day scenarios that impact the African American community such as the lack or flaws in modern day leadership, ways to develop new leaders, as well as their concern for the impact their deaths have left on their families and the African American community. Malaak Shabazz daughter of Malcolm X will appear as the narrator for the production. Q&A to follow the production.
Date: February 22, 2018
Times: 10:30am & 1pm
Length of Event: 60-75 minutes
Location: THEARC Theater
Discipline: Theatre
Curriculum Connections: English/Language Arts, Philosophy, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 9th-12th Grade
Ticket Capacity: 360 per performance.
(Please limit request to approximately 50 students per school, if possible so we can reach as many schools as possible. Smaller groups are easiest to accommodate in our transportation budget.)

Presented by: Arena Stage

DescriptionA world-premiere play by Mary Kathryn Nagle. Some words refuse
to heal. Sarah Ridge Polson, a young Cherokee lawyer fighting to restore her
Nation's jurisdiction, must confront the ever-present ghosts of her grandfathers.
With shadows stretching from 1830s Cherokee Nation (now present-day
Georgia) and Andrew Jackson's White House to the Cherokee Nation in present-
day Oklahoma, Sovereignty asks how high the flames of anger can rise before
they ultimately consume the truth.
Date: 2/13/18 (ONLY 80 TICKETS REMAIN)
Time: Day-of pre-show workshop at 10:40 a.m., 11:00 or 11:20. Scheduled on a
first-come, first-served basis. Pre-show workshops can be held at your school the
week prior to the matinee. Matinee from noon-2:30 p.m. (run time confirmed in
January 2018).
Length of Event: 3.5 - 4 hours
Location: Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, 1101 6 th St. SW,
Washington, DC 20024 (one block from Waterfront Metro)
Discipline: Theater
Curriculum Connections: History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity,
English/Language Arts
Grades: 10-12

 

Presented by: The National Museum of Women in the Arts

DescriptionThese age-specific tours, led by museum educators at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, employ Harvard Project Zero's Thinking Routines. Participants look closely at three to five developmentally appropriate artworks, contribute respectfully to open-ended discussions, pose questions, respond in writing, and make connections between visual art and their world. These tours are designed to improve students' vocabulary; observation and interference skills; and their ability to identify various artistic techniques and media.
Dates: 2/1/18, 2/15/18, 4/6/18, 5/10/18
Time: 10:00AM
Length of Event: 1 hour
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005
Discipline: Humanities- Literary Arts, Visual Arts/ Photography/ Film
Curriculum Connections: English/ Language Arts
Grades: 3-5
Maximum Ticket Capacity: 30 per tour

Presented by: Avalon Theatre

DescriptionCinema Classroom at the Avalon brings together academics and film to spark students' creativity, expand their world and develop their critical thinking skills. This year-long series of 5 outstanding films is designed to enhance students' classroom studies and encourage media literacy. Each program consists of a film screening followed by a discussion featuring an engaging guest speaker. An introduction will provide students with background about the film and elements related to film technique. Teachers will receive study guides and trailers in advance
Date: 3/20/18 (for 6-8th grade), 3/21/18 (for 9th-12th grade)
Time: 10:00
Length of Event: 2.5 hours
Location: Avalon Theatre 5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20015
Discipline: Media Arts
Curriculum Connections: History/Geography, Civics/Law, Diversity
Grades: 6-12

Presented by: GALA Hispanic Theatre

DescriptionLa Foto: A Selfie Affair is a story of how two families are changed forever when a selfie is sent to one person but shared by somebody else. Written by renowned Venezuelan playwright Gustavo Ott. La Foto: A Selfie Affair is a humorous play that investigates the concept of intimacy and exposes the effect of Social Media in our lives and how we are willing to compromise our privacy without even realizing it. "It's not the world's hands; it is you that's in the world's hands."
La Foto es una historia sencilla, femenina y a veces cómica, que indaga sobre la intimidad y exposición de nuestra cotidianidad en las redes sociales. Esta pieza nos sumerge en un dilema entre la consciencia personal, las convenciones sociales y la libertad individual. "No es el mundo en tus manos; eres tú en las manos del mundo."
Date: 2/8 - ONLY 33 TICKETS REMAIN
Time: 10:30am
Length of Event: 2 hours
Location: GALA HISPANIC THEATRE, 3333 14th Street NW, Washington, DC 20010
Discipline: Humanities: Literary Arts, Theatre
Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Technology, Foreign Language, Diversity, DCPS Framework for Arts Learning, Other: Social Media.
Grades: 6-12th

National Geographic Bee School Registration Free for D.C. Public Schools
The Nat Geo Bee is an annual geography competition at the school, state, and national levels where students grades 4-8 compete for a chance to win up to $50,000 in college scholarships. While students study for the Bee, they learn about the world, its people, and important historical events. Past Bee participants report that preparing for the Bee helped them prepare for their future.

Register your school today!  D.C. Public Schools automatically receive free registration. Hurry, registration ends January 26 !

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DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative

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DC Commission logo The DC Collaborative is a recipient of an FY18 General Operating Support  Service Grant from the  DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities .


The DC Collaborative is proud to receive a grant for its Collective Impact work supported in part by an award from the  National Endowment for the Arts.

About the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative:
More than 100 members strong, the DC Arts and Humanities Education Collaborative (DC Collaborative) provides equitable access to quality arts and humanities education for all DC public and chartered public schools for the growth of the whole child. Working with its partners, since its founding in 1998, the DC Collaborative produces such exemplary programs as Arts and Humanities for Every Student and the Professional Development Initiative. View our  Member Directory.

For more information on the DC Arts and Humanities  Education Collaborative, please visit our  website

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