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Commanding Space: The Rise of Annie Easley And The Centaur Rocket

February 7 - March 11, 2022

Event Details

FORMAT:
ON-DEMAND VIDEO SERIES


Streaming February 7-March 11, 2022
Grades 2-8

Des Moines Performing Arts is proud to offer this education opportunity at no cost to Iowa participants.

By Syracuse Stage (United States)

FREE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
GRADES 2-8

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(on-demand video series)

In the midst of the Civil Rights Movement, young Annie Easley knows she can be something more. In this true story of dreams, hardships, and self-determination, Annie becomes one of the first African American human computers at NASA. Initially working on airplanes, she soon realizes her destiny is to be on the team of mathematicians that launch the Centaur Rocket into the Space Race. 

Commanding Space – The Rise of Annie Easley and the Centaur Rocket is an important story about a persistent and intelligent woman whose desire to succeed in science and technology proved stronger than the prejudice that would have denied her.

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INCLUDED IN THE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP

This virtual field trip consists of the film version of the stage show Commanding Space (approximately 60 minutes). Suggested chapter breaks can split the viewing across multiple days if desired.

CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Social-Emotional Learning, Math, Science, Social Studies

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long is the show? 
Total video content is about 60 minutes.

How many times can I view it? 
Once you gain access, as many times as you wish!

When can my students view it? 
February 7-March 11, 2022

Can I preview the videos? What is it like? 
Teachers will receive access to full videos to preview approximately one week in advance of the field trip officially opening for students. Until then, check out the posted trailer.

Do you have any supplemental material to accompany the show?
Yes – we will send you additional materials to set context and help your students reflect on the virtual field trip experience.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Contact education@dmpa.org or 515-246-2355 with questions about content or the reservation process.

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Event Details

FORMAT:
ON-DEMAND VIDEO SERIES


Streaming February 7-March 11, 2022
Grades 2-8

Des Moines Performing Arts is proud to offer this education opportunity at no cost to Iowa participants.
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