Serving approximately 3,500 students annually, the goal of this program is to build bridges between the performing arts and classroom curriculum for 2nd grade teachers and students in the 37 elementary schools of CCISD. Students better understand performance and fine art and their relevance to reading, language comprehension, history, math, social studies and more. During their visit to the Museum, cultural myths of the past are compared and contrasted to American culture and science today. Field trip activities include student performances of The Night the Moon Fell: A Maya Myth retold by Pat Mora, dancing, hands-on drama activities and a brief gallery tour of a selected Museum exhibition.
A follow-up visit to each CCISD campus reinforces what the students have learned and expands upon the art of drama and dance.
For more information on this program and how your school can participate, please email or call the Education Department at 361.825.3504.
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