Jacked! – the Digital Field Trip Experience

We look forward to inviting you back to our historic venues, but until then, we hope you enjoy this digital field trip.
Access to this show expired on October 31, 2021.

Discovery Guide

A study guide filled with educational and interactive activities connected to the documentary


How to share the Jacked! guide with your students in Google Slides:

  1. Open the Jacked! Discovery Guide in Google Slides.
  2. Make a copy of the file, rename it, and save it to your own Google Drive.
  3. Open Google Classroom.
  4. Click the Classwork tab.
  5. Click create and then assignment.
  6. Name the assignment and add any directions for your students.
  7. Click add and then Google Drive.
  8. Search or locate the file in your Google Drive and then add it.
  9. Important: Change the settings to make a copy for each student.
  10. Add point value or due dates and click assign.



Panel Discussion

This is a virtual panel discussion done by Metro Theater Company that examines “the ways in which addiction intersect with the lived experiences of young people in Missouri.” They delve into the causes and repercussions of substance abuse, as well as its effects on young people. We recommend that you, the teacher, watch this first and then decide if anything would be helpful for your students.

Closed Captions are available. Click the button in the lower right hand corner of the video to activate.


Additional Teacher Resources

Discussion Questions

Here are some discussion questions to explore with your class.

  • Who are the grown-ups you can trust?
  • Think about the music in this play. How would it be different if there were NO music playing?
  • What did the eggs do to the people who ate them? What do you think the egg could represent in the real world?
  • How would you feel if someone you know was acting strange or different all the time?
  • Why did Jack’s mom tell him, “It’s not your fault.”?

Resources for Coping with Substance Abuse

The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that 25 percent of American kids grow up in households where substance abuse is present. These children are also more likely to experience:

  • Poor performance in school
  • Emotional and behavioral problems
  • Low self-esteem
  • A higher risk of physical or verbal abuse.
  • A higher risk of developing anxiety or depression
  • Earlier onset of experimentation with drugs or alcohol

There are resources to learn more, seek help, or help students. These links are here for you if you need them.

Extra Animation Activity

Here is an online animation activity if you’d like another way for your students to explore animation: abcya.com/games/animate
(It may be tedious to work through for younger students.)


Paramount Theatre Virtual Tour

Experience the Paramount like never before, getting up close to the ornate proscenium, going backstage, and into the film booth.

Closed Captions are available. Click the button in the lower right hand corner of the video to activate.