Programs for Students
PERFORMING ARTS CENTER FIELD TRIPS
Teachers and Homeschoolers: Plan your 2013-2014 theater field trips now! Fun and educational trips are now scheduled. Please call 942-5605 to be mailed a brochure for teachers and for reservations, or email Lisa Cobb. Ot download here 2013-2014.schoolshowbrochure
Performances are at 324 Pine Street (inside City Hall). Student Admission: $5.00 (One complimentary chaperone per ten paid admissions).
RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
History Education Program
Share the History of Tarpon Springs with your students… The City of Tarpon Springs provides an education program for fourth grade students and teachers. History posters and “traveling trunks” bring the rich cultural heritage of Tarpon Springs right into your classroom. The history poster is available to teachers at no charge. (Email your request). The poster shows photographs, text and artwork identifying the four important eras in the history of the area: the Indian Era, the Early Settlers, the Booming 1920s, and the Sponge Industry and Greek Immigration. Traveling trunks (suitcases), which can be borrowed by teachers for display and discussion in the classroom, contain historical items that illustrate life in past centuries, and reproductions of vintage photographs that document the community’s heritage. For more information or to arrange a field trip, call 727-942-5605.
TEACHER GUIDES: THE GREEK COMMUNITY OF TARPON SPRINGS
The Heritage Museum Exhibit “The Greek Community of Tarpon Springs” covers a wide range of information regarding the history and culture of the community. The exhibit is suitable for teaching children at all levels about local, ethnic, or maritime history in Florida. In order to prepare students for a visit to the exhibit, four short synopses based on sections of the exhibit are provided:
- The Greek Community of Tarpon Springs: Introduction: History and Current Life
- Greek Traditional Culture
- Maritime Traditions: Sponge Fishing
- Music and Dance
Teachers who are interested in Florida’s traditional culture can integrate information from this exhibit into many classroom topics that fulfill Sunshine State Standards. While the exhibit is most applicable to standards in Social Studies and Music, teachers might also find a relationship with standards in Visual Art or Science.