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PAIGE AND FRIENDS

January 4 - April 4, 2021

FREE VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
GRADES 4-8

(on-demand video series)

Culture, music and theatre collide in bite-sized virtual experiences crafted by world-renowned educator and performer Paige Hernandez. Paige and Friends! will include some of Paige’s favorite artistic collaborators as they discuss creativity and dreams for the future. Paige and Friends will feature the mindful and authentic hip hop aesthetic that Paige and her company, B-FLY ENTERTAINMENT are known for. Viewers can expect short plays, dance parties, and more!

Note: due to licensing restrictions, this virtual field trip is open to schools and home educators who would typically be able to attend a school matinee at a Des Moines Performing Arts venue. If you are an Iowa teacher or home educator beyond this geographic radius, please contact education@dmpa.org to explore what is possible.

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CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS

Social-Emotional Learning

Self-Awareness: Identifying personal, cultural, and linguistic assets; Identifying one’s emotions; Linking feelings, values, and thoughts; Having a growth mindset; Developing interests and a sense of purpose

Social Awareness: Taking others’ perspectives; Recognizing strengths in others; Demonstrating empathy and compassion

Self-Management: Identifying and using stress-management strategies; Setting personal and collective goals; Showing courage to take initiative

Responsible Decision-Making: Demonstrating curiosity and open-mindedness; Identifying solutions for personal and social problems; Reflecting on one’s role to promote personal, family and community well-being

Additional Connections

English Language Arts: Rhyming / Poetry; Spoken Word

Creative Process

Dance and Music: Rhythm; Movement as Self-expression; Artistic Elements of Hip Hop

Social Studies: Cultural expression 

21st Century skills: Critical thinking. Creativity. Collaboration. Communication.

World Languages:
African – Wolof; European – Portuguese. German. Italian; Asian – Japanese. Mandarin Chinese;  Other – Hindi. Russian. Tagalog.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How long is the series?
The Paige and Friends video series has 47 minutes of content total. Each video is approximately 23 minutes.

When can my students view it? 
January 4-April 4, 2021

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.

Event Details

FORMAT:
ON-DEMAND VIDEO SERIES

Streaming January 4 - April 4, 2021
Grades 4-8

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

School Groups: Register Here!

Home Educators: Register Here!

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- Lynn, Holy Trinity Catholic School

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