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Culture Shock:

Goals & Audience


  • Increase the audience for the series and Web site
  • Give teachers tools to incorporate discussion about freedom of expression, the role of the arts in society, and the politics of culture into their curricula
  • Provide English teachers with a model for teaching controversial literature
  • Encourage the general audience to continue thinking about the issues raised by the series long after series broadcast

Target Audience

High school English and social studies teachers, college students, general public

Standards Addressed

Culture Shock materials address the following educational standards from the National Council of Social Studies' (NCSS) Expectations of Excellence:

  • Standard 1: Culture
  • Standard 2: Time, Continuity, and Change
  • Standard 4: Individual Development and Identity
  • Standard 5: Individuals, Groups, and Institutions
  • Standard 6: Power, Authority, and Governance

For more information on the 10 strands of NCSS, contact NCSS Publications at 800-683-0812 or go to

In this section:

    Auschwitz: Inside the
    Nazi State

    Building Big

    Culture Shock

>      Goals & Audience

        Outreach Elements


        Challenges &
        Lessons Learned



    In Search of Shakespeare

    Lewis & Clark:
    The Journey of the
    Corps of Discovery

    My Journey Home

    The New Americans

    Poetic License


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