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ERIC Number: ED447007
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 89
Abstractor: N/A
Culture Shock: A Teacher's Guide To Accompany the Four-Part PBS Series Premiering January 2000.
Jaffee, Cyrisse, Ed.; Sharma, Amina, Ed.
This teacher's guide accompanies the four videos ("Born to Trouble: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"; "The Shock of the Nude: Manet's Olympia"; "Hollywood Censored: Movies, Morality and the Production Code"; and "The Devil's Music: 1920s Jazz") of the PBS "Culture Shock" series. The guide suggests that the videos could be used in the English/language arts classroom, or as part of an interdisciplinary curriculum they could help sustain either a semester-long inquiry into issues of the arts and intellectual freedom or a chronological or thematic study of the arts in the United States. It explains that since all the videos touch on similar issues and questions, the themes become increasingly complex and interesting as they are considered in relation to different works of art. The guide contains an explanatory section and additional sections on exploring the series' themes and on teaching "Huckleberry Finn" in context. It examines each video separately, with activities and questions: "About the Film" offers a film summary and a brief list of key terms, topics, and people; "Literature Links" offers ideas for using the films in conjunction with books; "Viewpoints" contains quotes, article excerpts, and other primary and secondary sources ideal for student discussion and activities. Each video has its own "Resources" section, while the "General Resources" section lists books, organizations, and Web sites for further exploration. (BT)
Culture Shock Teacher's Guide, WGBH Educational Foundation, Educational Print and Outreach, 125 Western Avenue, Boston, MA 02134; Fax: 617 300-1040; Web site: (; E-mail: (
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.; Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Miami, FL.; Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Morristown, NJ.; George Gund Foundation, Cleveland, OH.
Authoring Institution: WGBH-TV, Boston, MA.
Note: Videotape series not available from ERIC. Additional funding provided by the Herb Alpert Foundation, the Nathan Cummings Foundation, the Albert A. List Foundation, and the Sheldon H. Solow Foundation.