Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie

Experience the Hoosier spirit and Indiana heritage with a visit to Conner Prairie. It’s the ideal place to immerse your students in the state’s history with hands-on activities and plenty of opportunities to interact with staff portraying characters from the past. Spend time outdoors, try

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African-American Museum Theater Outreach Programs


Program description

The following three programs cover various stories from African-American history. See individual listings for descriptions and related standards. You can choose two of these programs for the cost listed below.


The Rhodes Family Incident

Little-known historic events that happened in your own community can provide important
perspectives and inspiration that relate to life now. In “The Rhodes


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Program Detail

Program type: In-School Performance
Artistic Discipline: History & Heritage, Storytelling, Theatre
Cultural Origin: African/African Diaspora, European
Subject: Fine Arts: Theatre, History, Social Studies
Population served: Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 12, Students with Disabilities
Bilingual: No
 Available dates:

Contact Guest Services for available dates and times.

 Available times:

Contact Guest Services for available dates and times.

Length of program: 30 - 45 minutes
Fees / Ticketing:

$195 plus mileage for two programs


Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Standard 1 - History
Anchor Standard 4 – Select, analyze, and interpret artistic work for presentation: Theatre artists make strong choices to effectively convey meaning.
Anchor Standard 6 – Convey meaning through the presentation of artistic work: Theatre artists share and present stories, ideas, and envisioned worlds to explore the human experience.
Anchor Standard 9 – Apply criteria to evaluate artistic work: Theatre artists apply criteria to investigate, explore, and assess drama and theatrical work.
Anchor Standard 11 – Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding: Theatre artists understand and can communicate their creative process as they analyze the way the world may be understood.


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
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes
Connects to State (IDOE) and/or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes


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