This free 40-page guide provides discussion questions, activities, curriculum links, and resources for the four Culture Shock films. A special section on teaching Adventures of Huckleberry Finn provides a model for examining and teaching controversial literature.
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- Table of Contents
- Provides general information about the series, as well as how to use the series in the classroom.
- How to Use This Guide
- An explanation of the guide features, including the Huck Finn in Context curriculum outline (see Huck Finn in Context: A Teaching Guide for the complete curriculum).
- Exploring the Series' Themes
- Key discussion questions and activities about what is art, the role of the arts in society, and the impact of art on society. Includes literature and curricular links, key terms and topics, primary and secondary sources. discussion questions, activities, and resources to accompany each film.
- The Shock of the Nude: Manet's Olympia
- The Devil's Music: 1920s Jazz
- Hollywood Censored: Movies, Morality & the Production Code
- Born to Trouble: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
- In addition to the features listed above, this section includes information about the book and using the film in the classroom.
- Controversy at Cherry Hill
- An account of what happened when one school district in New Jersey encountered objections to the novel as racist from parents. The resulting curriculum offered a way for teachers to teach the book in its historical and literary context.
- Teaching Huck Finn in Context
- An outline of the curriculum including descriptions of the six units, a list of companion readings, and selected activities.
- General Resources
- Organizations, books, and Web sites about arts controversies, freedom of expression censorship, and issues of morality in contemporary culture.
Culture Shock Teacher's Guide
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