Enrichment Study Guides
The Straz Center and the Patel Conservatory strive to enhance the performance experience for all students, general patrons and life-long learners by providing educational study guides. These study guides are prepared by educators, specialists and performing companies to provide in-depth background material on select field trip performances, Broadway shows and Straz Center productions. Like most study guides, they are designed to integrate into the existing curriculum and enhance critical thinking and the application of life skills by providing educators with comprehensive resource materials. Study guides are free of charge and can be downloaded here.
Study Guides are available in Portable Document Format (PDF) and require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have the Reader, you can download a free copy from the Adobe Systems, Inc. website. Check individual shows below for study guide links.
FCAT and Sunshine State Standards
The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) measures how well students are learning the skills and competencies outlined in the Sunshine State Standards as set forth by the Florida Department of Education. We recognize the challenges that FCAT poses to teachers, and understand teachers’ reluctance to take students away from the classroom environment to attend performances during the school day. To enhance the educational connection between our shows and your curriculum, Study Guides are created specifically for each Field Trip production, and meet Sunshine State Standards.
Study guides for the 1415 season will be posted at a later date.