Cultural Passport K-5 Field Trips

  • Due to COVID-19, Cultural Passport field trips have been suspended for the 2020-2021 academic year. The district is hopeful that this initiative will resume for the 2021-2022 school year. 

    Through a concerted effort with local arts organizations, the district launched the Cultural Passport initiative. Culture Passport will give students the opportunity to experience fine arts education that will increase each individual students' expression skills, visual thinking skills, observational skills, problem-solving and analytical skills that builds autonomy in children. Students in kindergarten to fifth grade will participate in up to three cultural experiences.

    Participation in the Cultural Passport experience will provide both equity and access to students who may not otherwise visit these venues. When students experience the arts, they develop a sense of innovation that will be important in their adult lives.  Art education teaches students how to interpret, criticize, and use visual information to be able to make choices. Working collaboratively with art partners, students will extend their learning beyond the classroom to broaden their background knowledge and gain a deeper appreciation for the arts within the Detroit landscape.  Each experience will culminate with a structured lesson for student reflection and curricular connection.