Free Elementary School Tour (Digital Performance)

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HOW TO VIEW OR LISTEN OR BOTH

Register to receive free access! You will receive a confirmation email containing a link to the page on our website hosting both the video-on-demand and podcast streams. Both are available for classroom or at-home use.

The podcast is available beginning September 12, 2022 and is easily accessed anytime through May 26, 2023.

Video-on-demand is available beginning September 20, 2022 and is easily accessed anytime through May 26, 2023.

BALLET FOR ALIENS runs 40 minutes, which includes a brief introduction and post-show discussion.

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Description

VIDEO-ON-DEMAND and/or PODCAST

Study Guide

Jacob loves ballet, turkey sandwiches, Pokedudes, and his orange blanket. He does not love living with Crohn’s disease or nurses who can’t get the IV in on the first try. On the day of his latest infusion, he meets Sophie, a nurse unlike any other (who might be an alien).

A play created specifically for grades 4-6 about being a child living with a chronic illness and how imagination can help get you through.

Based on the life and perspective of playwright Gerard Hernandez.

CORE STANDARDS

Fine Arts Core Standards are integrated into the script and the low-prep, pre-and-post-assembly classroom activities provided via the study guide (please click the link at the top). Students will meet Core Standards in Drama, Library Media, Health Education, Science & Engineering, and Language Arts.

INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES

After experiencing BALLET FOR ALIENS, students will:
1) develop understanding of chronic illnesses and the challenges they present.
2) define empathy and practice empathy with peers, including peers with chronic illnesses.
3) practice a variety of stress management techniques, including using imagination to navigate difficult situations.

QUESTIONS?

Please click here to email Education Coordinator Sharah Meservy with any questions.