Cultural Passport

Elementary Experiences

Grade 7

All seventh grade students and teachers in Miami-Dade County Public Schools will have the opportunity to visit the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts to experience a live STEAM-based musical theater performance as part of the Cultural Passport program.

DO NOT APPLY FOR ANY ADDITIONAL CULTURAL PASSPORT FIELD EXPERIENCES FOR YOUR 7th GRADE STUDENTS. The program is committed to providing one field experience for as many students as possible.

Educators understand the importance of providing enough background knowledge to ensure students can fully participate and engage in all that an experience has to offer. This webpage is designed to familiarize you with the selected musical, Rock Odyssey, and give you access to curriculum to guide your instruction as you prepare students for the experience.

Curriculum Resources

Kitty Hawk Curriculum
Kitty Hawk Lesson Plans

Audience Etiquette


Kitty Hawk

Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132

Monday, October 1 - Wednesday, October 10, 2018

About the Performance
Learning Through the Arts, the Adrienne Arsht Center’s model for integrating the arts into classroom discovery, launches an innovative initiative in the Fall of 2017 for all 27,000 7th grade students in Miami-Dade County Public Schools.

  • The Musical: An original, Broadway-style production commissioned by the Arsht Center brings to the stage one of the greatest stories in American history – Wilbur and Orville Wright’s discovery of human flight. KITTY HAWK is written by Tom Bryant, with music and lyrics by Erik Della Penna.
  • Arts-Integrated Curriculum: A companion classroom guide for teachers aligns with state standards and the KITTY HAWK performance. Developed by curriculum specialists, local scientists and artists, the guide ties elements from the musical into seventh-grade learning strands.
  • Teen TechMaker Workshops: Active learning opportunities for students extend the theater experience into maker sites around the county. Teens discover, create and analyze their own inventions while working with STEAM mentors.
  • Coming Soon: Interactive online learning lab.

Transforming STEM to STEAM, the program targets populations under-represented in STEM career tracks. KITTY HAWK addresses barriers to science and math education among young Latino, African-American and female teens in Miami-Dade County Public Schools – the second-largest “minority-majority” school system in the United States – by integrating the ARTS into SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH learning.

See a brochure with more information about the program here.

About Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts 
As the focal point of performing arts activity in South Florida, The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County serves as a showcase for the finest in established and developing cultural programs. The Center is the foundation on which resident organizations build their programs and extend their reach. The Arsht Center serves as both a showcase and laboratory, providing first class accessible facilities for smaller, emerging and developing organizations as well as resident companies.


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