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Gustave Courbet's A Burial at Ornans
Michelangelo's David
Diego Rivera's Man at the Crossroads
Edouard Manet's Olympia
Pablo Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon
Richard Serra's Tilted Arc
Maya Lin's Vietnam Veterans' Memorial
Xu Bing's A Book from the Sky

Music and Dance
Elvis Presley
Early Jazz
Igor Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring
The Tango
Brazilian Tropicalia

Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels
Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Vladimir Nabokov's Lolita
Pramoedya Ananta Toer's Buru Quartet
Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses
James Joyce's Ulysses

Theater, Film, and Video
D.W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation
Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange
The Federal Theater Project's The Cradle Will Rock
Deepa Mehta's Fire
Howard Hawks' Scarface and the Hollywood Production Code
Martin Scorsese's The Last Temptation of Christ
Mae West
American Playhouse's Tales of the City
The Wooster Group's Route 1 and 9 (The Last Act)
Giuseppe Verdi's Rigoletto

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Are the Arts Dangerous?
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Born to Trouble: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
The Shock of the Nude: Manet's Olympia
Hollywood Censored: The Production Code
The Devil's Music: 1920s Jazz
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      Outreach Information: Born To Trouble? Free Screening and Workshop for Educators on Huckleberry Finn
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      Outreach Information: The Devil's Music -- Jazz, Rock 'n' Roll, or Rap?
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For Teachers

Using the Culture Shock Web Site
      Using Art and Art Controversy to Teach History
      Born to Trouble: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
      Site Map for Teachers
      Discussion Questions
Soapbox: Teaching Controversial Topics
Huck Finn in Context: A Teaching Guide (Web version)
      How to Use the Guide
      About the Culture Shock Series
      About the Film: Born to Trouble: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
      About the Book: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
      Controversy at Cherry Hill
      Perspectives from Cherry Hill
      Creating the Curriculum
      Huck Finn in Context: The Curriculum
      Section 1: Exploring the Controversy   |   The "N" Word
      Section 2: Behind the Mask -- Exploring Stereotypes
      Section 3: The Development of Character in Adventures of Hickleberry Finn
      Section 4: The Novel as Satire
      Section 5: Reclaiming the Self -- The Legacy of Slavery
      Section 6: Final Projects
      Essay: Teaching Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Shelly Fisher Fishkin
      Film Index: Born to Trouble: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
      General Resources
Culture Shock: Using Art and Art Controversy to Teach History
Huck Finn: Born to Trouble
Culture Shock Teachers' Guide
Huck Finn in Context: A Teaching Guide
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