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Culture Shock:



With a number of different targets, the outcomes from Culture Shock were varied and exciting. For example:

  • An Oklahoma school board delayed its vote on whether to remove The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from its required reading list until after viewing "Born to Trouble," because a school board member's colleague had attended WGBH's workshops at the NCTE conference.

  • Novelist and professor Howard Norman successfully petitioned the University of Maryland to offer a new course designed around Culture Shock.

  • Colleges around the country scheduled Culture Shock-related programming throughout the spring semester after the series premiere.

  • Borders Books & Music stores promoted the series and educational materials twice, receiving from WGBH only phone support, a book list, copies of Culture Shock brochures and guides, and a small poster for displays. Many local stores scheduled related programming, in some cases in collaboration with local universities, through WGBH's partnership with the National Association for Campus Activities.

  • More than 50 public television stations distributed Culture Shock materials locally, and Television Race Initiative station members designed extended activities, some ongoing.

In this section:

    Auschwitz: Inside the
    Nazi State

    Building Big

    Culture Shock

        Goals & Audience

        Outreach Elements

>      Outcomes

        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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