Arts for Learning

Arts for Learning

Arts for Learning engages children with the arts by bringing teaching artists into schools and communities. We believe in the arts and their ability to transform education. We believe that when learning is enriched with the arts, students get more out of school.

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Honoring the Courage of Harriet Tubman by Portia Jackson


Program Description

In this first person interactive vignette, participants will learn Historical facts about the Underground Railroad system and learn how to sing and clap a coded freedom song. Harriet will share stories about her triumphs and servitude during the Civil War and discuss how to fulfill Harriet’s desire for us to be “More like a Tree…”

Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance
Artistic Discipline: History & Heritage, Storytelling
Cultural Origin: African/African Diaspora
Subject: History, Social Emotional Learning
Population Served Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, Adults
Bilingual: No

Teaching Artist comes to you

Fees / Ticketing:

Single Performance: $390

Double Performance: $649


Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Standard 1 - History


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes


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